Laser photocoagulation repair of recurrent Macula-Sparing retinal detachments

Eun Suk Lee, Hyung Jun Koh, Oh Woong Kwon, Sung Chul Lee

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Laser photocoagulation was performed around a detached retina in 4 patients who developed localized retinal detachment after successful scleral buckling. The range of retinal redetachment in all 4 patients was no larger than that of the initial retinal detachment and did not go over the vascular arcade. No evidence of vitreous traction or proliferative vitreo-retinopathy was observed in these cases. Laser photocoagulation was performed in 3 lines of gray-white burn around the detached retina. Retinal attachment occurred between 4 and 14 days of laser treatment in all cases. No procedure related complications were seen. Laser photocoagulation may be an alternative procedure for the treatment of redetached retina with little and shallow detachment, before considering resurgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-450
Number of pages5
JournalYonsei medical journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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