Cryoretinopexy

Ophthalmic Procedures
Labelled Diagram of the Eye

The word-stem "cryo-" refers to the application of low temperatures e.g. freezing techniques.
It is useful to recognise this term as used to refer to low-temperature procedures.


Cryoretinopexy is the use of low temperature techniques to freeze weak or damaged areas of the retina (at the back of the eye) for the purposes of medical treatment.

Example of use: Cryoretinopexy is used in cryosurgery, i.e. surgical procedures carried out using extremely low-temperature techniques, for the treatment of e.g. retinal detachment.

Patients can generally obtain further information about this procedure from their ophthalmologist (ophthalmic surgeon).

More about Ophthalmology:

This section includes short definitions of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).

Other related pages include

For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.

MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook) The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

The following books may also be of interest:

The Aging Eye (Harvard Medical School)
MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook)
The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

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