Ask an Eye M.D. Answer Archive
Please read our important medical disclaimer.
Can a Hollenhorst plaque be dissolved or removed from your eye?
A Hollenhorst plaque is a piece of calcific or cholesterol material than causes the blockage of a small artery in your retina. There are no approved techniques to dissolve or remove these. In addition, most often the damage from the blockage has already occurred by the time the plaque is noticed.
Answered by: Paul Sternberg Jr., MD
Categories: Eye Conditions
Have a question that hasn't been answered yet? Ask it!
Answered: Oct 22, 2013
Search for Questions & Answers
Meet Our Experts
- Your questions are answered by more than two dozen members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology who volunteer their time with EyeSmart.