RETINA DETACHMENT SURGERY
Retina detachment is a blinding condition that requires urgent surgery. Depending on the patient's eye condition, the type of surgery needs to be tailored to the individual in order to achieve the best outcome. It is important to see a Retina specialist as soon as possible so that an assessment can be done to determine the most appropriate treatment.
VITRECTOMY FOR RETINA DETACHMENT REPAIR
This involves removing the vitreous gel in the eye and flattening the retina by injecting a gas bubble. The retina tear is treated with laser. The patient needs to posture face down after surgery.
SCLERAL BUCKLING SURGERY
A silicone band is sutured to the wall of the eye externally to create an indent that supports the retina break and in turn allows the retina detachment to settle.
A gas bubble is injected into the eye to seal the retina tear and flatten the retina. Cryopexy or laser is then applied to seal the tear.