Detached Retina Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Detached Retina treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.


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How to Treat Detached Retina

Treatments may include:

Non-surgical Procedures

  • Cryotherapy (or cryoretinopexy)-A freezing probe is used to seal the retina back into its normal position.
  • Diathermy-Heat is used to seal the retina back into its normal position.
  • Laser retinopexy-A laser is used to make tiny burns around the area of detachment. This seals down the surrounding retina often preventing further detachment.
  • Pneumatic retinopexy-A special type of gas bubble is injected into the eye. The gas bubble pushes the retina back into place.

All of these procedures are often combined with other procedures or surgeries.

Surgical Procedures

  • Vitrectomy-the surgical removal of vitreous fluid that is pulling on the retina and causing detachment
  • Scleral buckle-the surgical placement of a flexible band around the eye

If you are diagnosed with a detached retina, follow your doctor's instructions.


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