Does laser eye surgery destroy the retinal rods or cones?

Yes. Yes. Retinal laser destroys retinal rods and cones. That is the reason that laser is avoided close to the center of vision and if central laser is needed that the laser spot size and power is minimized.
Depends. Retinal laser can destroy the rods and cones depending on the intensity of the laser being used. Laser surgery for lasik or prk, yag peripheral iridotomies, yag capsulotomies, slt or alt for glaucoma, etc. Do not target retinal tissue and thus do not damage the retina.
No. The laser eye surgery such as lasik or prk that is done as part of 'laser vision correction' to free one from glasses does not affect the retinal rods/cones in any known way.

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Is laser eye surgery is good for retinal tear?

Usually. A retinal tear allows fluid to seep under the retina and lift it off (retinal detachment). Laser energy can be delivered to surround the tear and create scar re-attachment which puts the retina back in place and prevents further change. It is a useful tool for correction of this problem in the right cases. Your retinal ophthalmologist can diagnose and treat this. Read more...
See a retina special. Yes. Either laser or cryoretinopexy (freezing treatment) can be used to treat a retinal tear and lessen the risk of that tear becoming a retinal detachment (which can cause blindness). Read more...

Could I get laser eye surgery if I have a scleral buckle for a previous retinal detachement?

Possibly. First discuss your retinal status with your retinal surgeon. If he clears you, then you can go for a consult to determine if you are otherwise an acceptable candidate. Read more...
In general: yes. Get an opinion form a qualified eyemd to make sure you are a good candidate. There are may factors that should be considered. Read more...

Can I get laser eye surgery if I had a scleral buckle for a previous retinal detachement a couple of years ago?

Yes. A scleral buckle is used to fix a retina detachment. In doing so it also increases the myopia (nearsightedness) of the eye. Lasik can help improve the uncorrected vision. Usually retinal clearance is sought before hand. If a small cataract has developed, proceeding with cataract surgery first may be more prudent in correcting the vision. Read more...
Maybe. As long as your vision is still correctable with glasses and all of your other measurements are normal, you can likely still have laser eye surgery. I usually recommend surface laser or photorefractive keratectomy (prk) to avoid issue with increased intraocular pressure and theoretical retinal issues. Read more...

Does laser eye surgery work for retinal detachment?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
Yes but. Usually if caught early and the area is small laser will be extremely effective. Read more...

Can laser eye surgery cause a detached retina weeks later?

Hole in Retina. An rd is usually caused by a hole or tear in the retina or from membranes pulling on the retina. If you are referring to an rd after lasik, it is possible that distortion of the globe during surgery can cause a detachment, but it is unlikely. You should immediately see an eye md if you have symptoms. Read more...