Retinal Procedures

Retinal Procedures

During Vitrectomy, Scleral Buckling, or Pneumatic Retinopexy surgery, the surgeon will usually perform additional procedures to seal the retina in place and to ensure that it does not tear again. These secondary surgeries are known as laser photocoagulation and cryopexy.

  • Laser photocoagulation -  a laser beam is used to permanently weld the retina to its supporting tissues.
  • Cryopexy - a freezing probe is applied to the outside of the eye and the freezing penetrates into the eye, freezing the retinal tear inside the eye and creating a scar that anchors the retina in place.

Every retinal detachment is unique and will require an individualized approach. Temple's ophthalmologists are highly experienced in selecting the correct procedure and follow-up treatment for each patient.

To schedule an appointment with a Temple ophthalmologist, click here or call 1-800-TEMPLE-MED (1-800-836-7536).