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Does laser eye surgery work for retinal detachment?
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Outpatient Surgery
A retinal detachment can be repaired two ways.
First, via an in-office procedure called a pneumatic retinopexy, and second, a more involved outpatient surgery employing a vitrectomy and/or scleral buckle. The first type is suited for a certain type of detachment that can be repaired with laser or a freezing treatment and a gas bubble injection, whereas the second type is done in the operating room.

In brief: Outpatient Surgery
A retinal detachment can be repaired two ways.
First, via an in-office procedure called a pneumatic retinopexy, and second, a more involved outpatient surgery employing a vitrectomy and/or scleral buckle. The first type is suited for a certain type of detachment that can be repaired with laser or a freezing treatment and a gas bubble injection, whereas the second type is done in the operating room.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes but
Usually if caught early and the area is small laser will be extremely effective.

In brief: Yes but
Usually if caught early and the area is small laser will be extremely effective.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
Dr. Alan Mindlin
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
In brief: Not for an RD
A retinal hole or tear can be treated with laser to prevent a detachment.
But once a retina detaches, laser cannot re-attach it.

In brief: Not for an RD
A retinal hole or tear can be treated with laser to prevent a detachment.
But once a retina detaches, laser cannot re-attach it.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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