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Part Five: Suggested Online Resources for More Information on Macular Hole Surgery

Joy R. EfronJoy R. Efron, Ed.D.

Below is the fifth of a five-part series, "Surviving Recovery From Macular Hole Surgery." This section provides links to online information about macular holes, and also provides a listing of the resources the author references throughout the series.

AFB Macular Hole Fact Sheet

National Eye Institute: Facts About Macular Pucker

National Eye Institute: Facts About Macular Hole

Vitrectomy Solutions: Vitreoretinal Surgery

National Guideline Institute: Idiopathic Macular Hole

Preferred practice pattern: Idiopathic Macular Hole (will download PDF)


General Equipment

McFee Medical Technologies


Kelly Comfort Solutions

Face Down Solutions

Vitrectomy Solutions

Massage Central
12235 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025


The Ergo Lounger
The Comfort Store
459 Orange Point Drive Suite H
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

(available through

Dry Shampoo
Available at most drugstores and online.

Available here and elsewhere.

Sqush pillow
Available at some chain drugstores and online.

Talking Books

Library of Congress
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Braille Institute (Residents of Southern California only)
741 N. Vermont, Los Angeles, CA.

Author's Contact Information

Don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of any help or support. This recovery process is not easy, but it's worth the great effort required.

Joy R. Efron, Ed.D.


I am very grateful to the following individuals:
My retinal surgeon
My cataract surgeon
My husband, who provided devoted support
A variety of macular hole patients, for generously sharing their experiences and providing guidance
A large number of professionals, family members, and friends, who provided information
and gave generously of their time and support

Copyright © 2010, Joy R. Efron, Ed.D.

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