Retinal detachment is an eye problem that happens when your retina (a light-sensitive layer of tissue in the back of your eye) is pulled away from its normal position at the back of your eye. Fluid may pass through a retinal tear, lifting the retina off the back of the eye.
Pneumatic Retinopexy - is an outpatient surgery used for certain types of retinal detachments repair. The eye is numbed with local anesthetic and a gas bubble injected into the middle of your eye. The bubble is manipulated until it arrives at the detached area. The tear is then sealed up in the retina using a freezing probe or laser beam.
Scleral Buckle – is a surgery performed in the operating room either under local or general anesthetic. The procedure involves a piece of silicone plastic or sponge being sewn onto the site of a retinal tear to move the sclera towards it. The ‘buckle’ holds the retinal tear against the sclera, the tear is then sealed using freezing probe or laser beam. When the tear seals fluid under the retina gets absorbed.
Vitrectomy Surgery - is an outpatient surgery and involves the removal and replacement of the vitreous gel from the eye, and attach the retina with the help of lasers to retinal breaks and injecting gas or silicon into the eye to hold the retina in place until it seals. After surgery most people can go home after being observed for a short while.
Detached Retina Surgery in Houston, TX
If you think you are suffering with retinal detachment or in need of retina laser surgery, please schedule a visit with Dr El Annan at the Annan Retina Eye Center. Please call 346-222-6626 to speak to a member of staff who will be more than happy to help you.
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