How are Retinal Tears and Detachments Treated?

High risk retinal tears can be treated using laser photocoagulation. This technique is used to ‘spot weld’ the retina in the weakened area to prevent fluid from getting under the retina and causing a detachment to occur.

In cases of retinal detachments, one of the procedures our surgeons perform is for a Scleral Buckle. In this surgery a special silicone is placed around the outside wall of the eye. It provides permanent external support to the retinal tears in patients.