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If you had anatomically "successful" macular hole surgery and your vision is still not that great in your eye this can be due to a number of reasons. The most common would be that, while the hole is closed, the photoreceptors (cones and rods) were damaged so much that they died. No photoreceptors, no vision, and you are stuck with a central blind spot. Hopefully that spot is smaller then it would have been without the surgery but sometimes it is hard to tell.
In these cases no further surgery is indicated as nothing can be done to replace photoreceptors after they have been lost.
As to your good eye that is now having symptoms. I am glad to hear that you got in for a complete eye examination by your retina surgeon right away and that there is no evidence of a hole forming at this time. The good news? Just because you have had a retinal hole in one eye and and are now having symptoms of a vitreous separation with slight macular distortion does not mean that you are destined to have a hole in the macula of your good eye.
However, if your retina doc can see evidence of vitreous traction on your macula with an impending hole he can do surgery to remove this traction, of course with some risk (no surgery is risk free :o), and hopefully get rid of the macular wrinkling/pucker etc. before a hole occurs. Sometimes it is better to just watch and wait rather then rush to surgery with all its attendant risks and possible complications.
Unfortunately, other then what you have already done by making sure you are receiving expert eye care, there is nothing you can personally do to significantly impact the course of your eye issue.
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