pneumatic retinopexy

retinopexy

 [ret´in-o-pek″se]
restoring of the retina to its proper anatomical location.
pneumatic retinopexy a treatment for retinal detachment involving injection of gas into the posterior vitreous cavity in such a way that the gas bubble presses against the area of torn retina, forcing it back into place.

gas ret·i·no·pex·y

a retinal detachment repair in which the retina is held in place by an expandable gas.

pneumatic retinopexy

a treatment for retinal detachment involving injection of gas into the posterior vitreous cavity in such a way that the gas bubble presses against the area of torn retina, forcing it back into place.

pneumatic retinopexy

A treatment for retinal detachment, in which a bubble of gas is instilled into the vitreous. As the bubble attains equilibrium with body gases, it expands and forces the detached area back into place; then, cryotherapy or photocoagulation is used to reattach the retina permanently.
See: retinal detachment
See also: retinopexy
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The simplest treatment is pneumatic retinopexy, where a bubble of gas is injected into the eye and presses the retina back in place.
D'Amico has revealed that there are three surgical options that can be used to treat retinal detachment, namely scleral buckling, pneumatic retinopexy, and vitrectomy
Pneumatic Retinopexy is a newer and less invasive procedure than scleral buckling that involves injecting a gas bubble into the vitreous cavity of the eye, and then positioning the patient's head so that the bubble floats to the break in the detached retina.
D'Amico's first recommendation would be to perform a pneumatic retinopexy.
Current first-line therapies for RRD include three commonly employed surgical techniques: scleral buckle, vitrectomy and pneumatic retinopexy.