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How is retinal detachment treated?

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Dr. David Kira answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

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.

Answered Jun 21, 2014

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Dr. Ali Zaidi answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

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.

Answered Apr 15, 2016

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Dr. Bernard Godley answered

Specializes in Retinal Surgery

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.

Answered Mar 13, 2015

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