Pneumatic retinopexy is used to repair retinal detachments. It is a procedure we offer in our offices. If your retinal detachment fits certain criteria, this may be an option for you. This procedure involves a two-part process; on the first visit, a gas bubble is injected into the eye. Then one to three days, laser treatment is used to repair the retinal tear.
If the procedure is successful, you will not need a more involved surgery in an operating room. However, compared to vitrectomy or scleral buckle, this procedure has a lower single-surgery success rate.