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How is retinal detachment treated?
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Ali Zaidi
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Ali Zaidi
Dr. Ali Zaidi
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