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Pneumatic Retinopexy

Pneumatic Retinopexy

Pneumatic retinopexy is an in office procedure for repair of certain retinal detachments.


Pneumatic retinopexy is an effective treatment for retinal detachments isolated in the upper portion of the retina and caused by tears localized to one area.


The patient must be able to maintain strict head positioning for 1-2 weeks after the procedure.


Before the procedure, the eye is cleaned with an antiseptic solution and a small amount of fluid is removed from the eye. A gas bubble is then injected directly into the eye and will remain for 3-8 weeks depending on the gas that is used.


The gas slowly dissipates on its own. The patient will receive instructions regarding specific head positioning. After several days, the patient will then return for either laser photocoagulation or cryotherapy to treat the retinal tear.


Given the nature of the treatment, a gas bubble inserted into the eye, the patient will be restricted from flying.

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