Pneumoretinopexy

Ophthalmic Procedures
Labelled Diagram of the Eye

Pneumoretinopexy is a surgical technique in which a tiny bubble of an inert (that is, not chemically reactive) gas is injected into the eyeball to press and seal breaks in the retina.

A subsequent stage in the same operation might involve a laser beam or cryoretinoexy to permanently seal parts of the retina that had previously been torn or detached.

Patients can generally obtain information about this, and other procedures, 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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