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As a retina surgeon myself I have to agree with everything your surgeon has told you. I would have put the success rate a little bit higher, but this number depends upon the morphology of your hole, how long it has been there, and lots of other factors.
The only other option you have is to do nothing in which case your central vision will never improve and will, most likely, deteriorate as the hole enlarges to it's maximal size over time. This, of course, will not cause total blindness, only loss of your central vision.
As I see it, these are the only options you have. I would go with the surgery if I was in your shoes.
Does this make sense to you?
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