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Retinal Detachments

Scleral Buckle vs. Vitrectomy
September 3, 2014 By admin

Here’s a question about retinal detachment repair: Scleral Buckle vs Vitrectomy? Here’s my feeling about this comment and which may be better.

Vitrectomy and Scleral Buckle for Retinal Detachment | Retina Specialist Virginia
May 8, 2014 By admin

This is the last in a short series of fixing a retinal detachment. Using both procedures, success rate must be leveraged against complications.

Vitrectomy for Retinal Detachment | Retina Specialist, Fairfax, Va.
April 22, 2014 By admin

When do I use vitrectomy for retinal detachment? This is a series on methods to repair retinal detachments.

Pneumatic Retinopexy for Retinal Detachment | Retina Specialist, Fairfax, VA
April 10, 2014 By admin

Part 2 of a series on repairing a retinal detachment. Using gas, freezing or laser and head positioning, a retinal detachment can be fixed in the office!

Fixing a Retinal Detachment | Retina Specialist, Fairfax, Va.
April 3, 2014 By admin

Here’s the beginning of a short series on repairing a retinal detachment. The scleral buckle is the oldest, has some complications, but may be the best method.

What is Anisometropia?
January 7, 2014 By admin

Anisometropia can be a result of induced (created) myopia from a scleral buckle and/or cataract. If this is the case, it is usually correctable.

Giant Retinal Tears
November 16, 2013 By admin

Giant retinal tears usually lead to blindness. I use a combined operation with Perfluoron where this tends not to happen…and there’s a video!

Preventing Giant Retinal Tears
November 6, 2013 By admin

Here’s a video and post about preventing the formation of a Giant Retinal Tear….in a patients other eye!

Excercise After PVD is Safe
February 27, 2013 By admin

I believe exercise after sustaining a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) to be safe.  Many doctors recommend a “no exercise” period after a PVD to decrease the risk of retinal tear and retinal detachment.  This does not make sense to me. PVD Causes Retinal Tear A retinal tear may occur after a posterior vitreous detachment, but … Continue reading Excercise After PVD is Safe

Success of Retinal Detachment Surgery
January 24, 2013 By admin

Reattaching the retina is the primary goal of any retinal detachment surgery, but “success” is not defined by improvement in vision.


A detached retina is potentially blinding. The retina is the light sensitive tissue that lines the inside of the eye. A retinal tear or hole usually leads to a retinal detachment. Floaters can sometimes be the earliest, and only, symptom. Many times there is little warning and a retinal detachment usually occurs without trauma.

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