Author: Ron A. Adelman, New-Haven, CT, USA

Advantages:

Less invasive, effective if good case selection, office procedure.

Methods:

Pneumatic retinopexy (cryotherapy, intravitreal gas, positioning) for phakic retinal detachments with a superior break and without PVR.

Effectiveness / Safety:

Over 90% anatomic success with good visual oucome. High patient satisfaction.

Take home message:

In selected cases of retinal detachment, pneumatic retinopexy is safe and effective.