Retinal detachment repair

Scleral buckling; Vitrectomy; Pneumatic retinopexy; Laser retinopexy

Retinal detachment repair is eye surgery to place a retina back into its normal position. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. Detachment means that it has pulled away from the layers of tissue around it.

This article describes the repair of rhegmatogenous retinal detachments. These occur due to a hole or tear in the retina.

Detached retina

As a result of injury, tumors, or disease, the retina can become completely or partially detached causing diminished vision. The retina can be repaired by laser, cryoprobe, or surgery.

Retinal detachment repair - series

The retina is the internal layer of the eye that receives and transmits images that have passed through and been focused by the lens and cornea.

Description

Why the Procedure Is Performed

Risks

After the Procedure

Outlook (Prognosis)