Advantages:

The study of E.la.D.A.la.R (Exoplant, laser-assisted Drainage, Air, laser Retinopexy) technique for the treatment of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.

Methods:

Starting from 1996 until 2013, 300 patients have been examined with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with only one retinal break. They have been treated with Eladalar technique. Surgical technique: segmental scleral buckle with or without encircling explant. To drain the SRF has been used the endolaser probe (Argon), and in order to re-establish the intraocular pression has been injected air in the vitreous. Laser retinopexy has been done with indirect ophthalmoscopy. In 33 cases retina was attached after 12 hours from the surgery. Laser treatment has been done after surgery in one case for small pupils during surgery and in one case for âœfisheggsâ during the air injection in the vitreous. Only 2 cases have not been successful and have been treated with mini-invasive vitreo-retinal surgery.

Conclusions:

ElaDAlaR technique allows us to use small segmental scleral buckle, without creating PVR after the surgery. As far as surgical times, they differ from classic DACE technique.