Treatment for retinal tears is done with surgical intervention. If you’re going to need a procedure done, you couldn’t ask for more skilled, experienced specialists than you have access to here at The Retina Group of Washington. Cryotherapy is one of the surgeries that we perform to treat torn retinas, and it may or may not be combined with other treatment in order to effect optimal results.
First, let’s define what we mean by a torn retina. It differs from a detachment in that it is still physically connected to the rest of your eye. And that’s a good thing. However, unless you receive timely care via our retina surgery in Georgetown, it is entirely possible that you could end up with a detachment, which is more serious. The source of the tear may be due to an injury or accident, heredity, or the effects of diabetes. You will be alerted to the fact that something is wrong due to indications like blurry vision, a reddened eye, tunnel vision, loss of vision to any degree, or seeing spots or flashes of light in your field of vision. If you experience one or more of those symptoms, be sure to reach out to us right away. If you do have a tear, you’ll need our retina surgery in Georgetown. And with cryotherapy, a cold probe is used to put pressure on the retina and push it back into its normal position. A scar forms, and then as it heals, your retina goes back to being fully attached to the rest of your eye.
Our retina surgery in Georgetown is outpatient, done either at our office or a local hospital. And having cryotherapy done can make all the difference when it comes to long term ocular health. Contact us to arrange an appointment.