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


Each specific type of retinal detachment needs its own specific treatment.


Pneumatic retinopexy for superior phakic detachments. For other phakic detachments without PVR, scleral buckle is utilized. For Pseudophakic detachments vitrectomy is the preferred surgery.

Effectiveness / Safety:

In over 90% of cases retina is attached.