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Doctor insights on: Retinal Cryopexy Detachment

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What is involved in retinal cryopexy in the case of retinal detachment?

What is involved in retinal cryopexy in the case of retinal detachment?

Cryopexy: Retinal cryopexy usually involves the placement of a local anesthetic followed by a nearly painless application of cold (cryo) that creates an inflamed area to which the detached area adheres. Sometimes, a gas bubble is also used to bring the retina closer to the eye wall. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more


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Causes of retina detachment?

Many possible causes: As we age, the vitreous may pull away from its attachment to the retina at the back of the eye. If the vitreous pulls hard enough to tear the retina in one or more places, fluid may pass through, lifting the retina off the back of the eye, causing it to detach. Some risk factors for detachment are: nearsightedness, trauma to the eye or a family history of retinal detachment. ...Read more

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What causes retina detachment?

Many things...: Trauma, retinal tears, genetic predisposition, prematurity, retinal thinning and lattice formation, any type of intraocular surgery, diabetes and more. ...Read more

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How serious are retinal detachments?

Very serious: You can permanently lose vision because of a retinal detachment. A vitreoretinal surgeon is required to treat this. ...Read more

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What are common signs and causes of retinal detachments?

What are common signs and causes of retinal detachments?

See a retina special: New or worse floaters in your vision or flashing lights or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil obstructing the vision) could indicate a retinal detachment. These symptoms require an urgent dilated retinal exam. Do not delay. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are hyperopes at risk for retinal detachments, pvds, etc?

Less common: No one is immune from retinal detachment but spontaneous detachment is more common in myopes. The incidence after trauma or eye surgery is the same in all refractive groups. ...Read more

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What causes retina detachment and when you get surgery, how long for recovery?

What causes retina detachment and when you get surgery, how long for recovery?

Causes: Rhegmatogenous retinal detachments(rd) are caused by a tear in the retina. Serous rd's are caused by fluid leakage under the retina. The rd is repaired by doing a pneumatic retinopexy, a vitrectomy a scleral buckle or a combination of the three. The healing depends on which procedure is performed. The return of vision depends on the length of the detachment prior to repair but may take 6 -12m. ...Read more

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Does total PVD increase or decrease the chance of getting retinal tear/ detachment?

Decrease: If the vitreous is totally detached from the retinal surface, then there will be no more tugging on retinal thin points which would be a source of possible retinal tear. It is the non-detached vitreous spots with stronger adhesion that increase the risk of a retinal tear. ...Read more