The retina is the layer of tissue in the back of the eye that is responsible for vision. It is attached to the choroid tissue, which supplies the retina with blood.
Laser or cryopexy treatments for retinal tears are very successful. Retinal detachment can usually be avoided if retinal tears are found and treated.
Retinal Detachment Repair
If a detachment has developed that is too big for laser or cryo treatment, several treatment options are available to prevent vision loss and possibly restore vision. These treatments include:
- Pneumatic retinopexy: injection of a gas bubble in the eye
- Scleral buckle: surgery to place a band around the eye
- Vitrectomy: surgery to remove the vitreous gel