Retinal detachment repair - Risks
Scleral buckling; Vitrectomy; Pneumatic retinopexy; Laser retinopexy
Risks for retinal detachment surgery include:
- Detachment that is not completely fixed (may require more surgeries)
- Increase in eye pressure (elevated intraocular pressure)
General anesthesia may be needed. The risks for any anesthesia are:
- Reactions to medications
- Problems breathing
- Reviewed last on: 8/12/2010
- David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Connolly BP, Regillo CD. Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. In: Tansman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Duane's Ophthalmology. 15th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009:chap 27.
Williams GA, Aaberg TM Jr. Techniques of scleral buckling. In: Tansman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Duane's Ophthalmology. 15th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009:chap 59.
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