Pneumatic retinopexy: principles and practice.

@article{Hilton1996PneumaticRP,
  title={Pneumatic retinopexy: principles and practice.},
  author={George F. Hilton and Taraprasad Das and Ajit Babu Majji and S R Seyed Jalali},
  journal={Indian journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1996},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={
          131-43
        }
}
Pneumatic retinopexy (PR) is an alternative to scleral buckling for the surgical repair of selected retinal detachments. A gas bubble is injected into the vitreous cavity, and the patient is positioned so that the bubble closes the retinal break (s), allowing absorption of the subretinal fluid. Cryotherapy or laser photocoagulation is applied around the retinal break(s) to form a permanent seal. The procedure can be done in an outpatient setting, and no incisions are required. A multicenter… CONTINUE READING

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