Pneumatic Retinopexy

What is Pneumatic Retinopexy?

Pneumatic retinopexy is a procedure to repair certain types of retinal detachments. It is usually an outpatient procedure, which does not need a hospital stay. Before surgery, your eye is numbed with local anesthesia. Then an gas bubble is injected into the middle of the eye. Freezing treatment may be applied the same day or laser surgery may be done several days later.