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

Advantages:

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

Methods:

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.