Treatment of a Retinal Detachment

The treatment of Retinal Detachment comprises of two distinct parts

Diagnoses of Retinal Detachment

The initial phase of the treatment of Retinal Detachment is the proper identification of the issue. It is important that the diagnosis phase should be conducted by an expert who knows the early signs of Retinal Detachment. The expert uses several instruments to examine the back of the eye for signs of Retinal Detachment. If the eye is too cloudy or unclear, an ultrasound examination is required.

Once the experts conclude that an episode of Retinal Detachment has taken place, the second phase, treatment phase could begin

Treatment of Retinal Detachment

The object of treatment of Retinal Detachment is to repair the damage to retina. However, the challenge of repairing Retinal Detachment is twin fold. The first aspect is to seal the tear and the second is to close the tear in the retina.

The plan of action of Retinal Detachment treatment follows these two aspects very closely. The only way of repairing the damage to retina is to do immediate surgery of the area. This is a major procedure and the patient has to stay in the hospital for the duration of surgery and post surgical care.

The procedure starts with a procedure called pneumatic retinopexy. In this procedure, a bubble of air is pushed in the gel of the eye. This bubble is made to push out the detached retina outward so that it is posited correctly. This is an important step in sealing the tears and setting up the retina for the next stage.

The next stage is the sealing of the retina. This is either done through laser or a freezing probe. The procedure causes scar tissue to form and seal the tears in the retina.