What is retina surgery?
Retina surgery is a procedure that is performed to repair a damaged retina. The retina is the thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye. It is responsible for transmitting images through the optic nerve to the brain. When the retina detaches away from the back of the eye or tears, it can cause permanent damage to your vision. Our skilled ophthalmologists at Ticho Eye Associates are highly trained and experienced in performing retina surgery to correct retinal detachments and tears. In some cases, the damage may be beyond repair, but we offer several state-of-the-art treatments that have high success rates. Contact our office in Chicago Ridge, IL, Tinley Park, IL, or Munster, IN to set up an appointment. Our team will be happy to sit down with you to discuss all your options.
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How is retina surgery performed?
Surgery is the primary form of treatment for retinal detachments and tears. There are multiple procedures to choose from and once a comprehensive eye exam has been completed, we will provide our recommendation on which surgery may be best. Typically, laser surgery and cryopexy (freezing) are used to repair a retinal tear. For a retinal detachment, Ticho Eye Associates may perform:
- Scleral buckling, which indents the wall of the eye to relieve the pressure that is weighing down the retina
- Vitrectomy, which drains and replaces the fluid inside the eye to reposition the retina
- Pneumatic retinopexy, which injects air or gas into the eye to reattach the retina
Each has its benefits and risks, which will be discussed in detail during your initial treatment planning session.
repair retina damage
Ticho Eye Associates has been serving Chicago Ridge, IL, Tinley Park, IL, and Munster, IN with high-quality eye care for many years. If you suspect a retinal detachment or have frequent floaters, contact our eye care facility to set up an appointment with our team. Undergoing a comprehensive eye exam is key to identifying retina damage, preserving long-term vision, and achieving the success of treatment.