Navigated Retina Laser Therapy as a Novel Method for Laser Retinopexy of Retinal Tears

Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2018 Nov 1;49(11):e206-e209. doi: 10.3928/23258160-20181101-19.


Background and objective: To describe the use of a navigated laser system for the treatment of retinal tears.

Materials and methods: A planned pattern laser retinopexy was performed using a navigated laser photocoagulator incorporating rapid panretinal photocoagulation technology with an individualized target overlay to produce a 3 × 3 square pattern surrounding a horseshoe tear. Institutional review board approval was not applicable for this case.

Results: Successful laser retinopexy 360° around the tear was achieved.

Conclusion: In select cases, a navigated laser system may be utilized for the treatment of retinal tears. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2018;49:e206-e209.].

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy / methods*
  • Middle Aged
  • Retina / diagnostic imaging*
  • Retina / surgery
  • Retinal Perforations / diagnosis
  • Retinal Perforations / surgery*
  • Surgery, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Visual Acuity*