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A 22-year-old member asked:

How is retinal detachment treated?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Variety of ways: Depending upon the location and extent of the break the following techniques may be employed: laser, gas injection, encircling retinal buckle, vitrectomy, cryo freezing of the tear. Your retinal surgeon will determine the best method.
Dr. Ali Zaidi
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Surgical procedure: Retinal detachments can be fixed primarily in one of two ways: 1) push the retina back to the eye wall, or 2) push the eye wall towards the retina. The first involves putting a gas bubble and doi into the eye. Sometimes this can be done in the office, but sometimes this needs to be done in the operating room. The second involves putting a band around the eye - this is done in the or.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Retinal Surgery 32 years experience
Reposition Retina: Repairing a retinal detachment involves use of specialized techniques to either remove scar tissue causing a tractional elevation of retina or to close a hole and drain subretinal fluid. The later is the more common occurrence. Retinal surgeons frequently use in-office procedures such as laser w/ gas bubble injection or operative surgery with vitrectomy to reattach the retina.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How is retinal detachment treated without surgery?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Retianl detachment: Not sure! cryo (freezing of the retina), laser, and a gas bubble can be used. These are all still surgical techniques.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is retinal detachment?

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Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Elevated retina: A retinal detachment is a separation of the retina from the eye wall. It can be caused by a tear or hole that allows fluid from the middle of the eye to get under the retina and elevate it, by an inflammatory process that allows fluid to collect under the retina, or by scarring inside the eye that pulls the retina away from the eye wall. Retinal detachment often requires surgical intervention.

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