The complication of pneumatic retinopexy

Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 1990;88:191-207; discussion 207-10.

Abstract

There have been 26 published series with a total of 1274 detachments operated with pneumatic retinopexy. Eighty percent were reattached with a single procedure and 98% with reoperations. New breaks occurred in 13% and PVR in 4%. The complications published in 101 papers on pneumatic retinopexy in the last 5 years are analyzed as to frequency, prevention, management, and results.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cryosurgery / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Light Coagulation / adverse effects*
  • Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
  • Reoperation
  • Retinal Detachment / surgery*
  • Visual Acuity