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Retinal Detachment Treatment & Diagnosis

To treat a serious eye condition like retinal detachment, you must get medical care for retina from the best eye care professionals. The experts of Dr Agarwals Eye Hosptial offers comprehensive care for all types of retinal detachment – rhegmatogenous retinal detachment and tractional retinal detachment.

Visit Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital anytime for diagnosis, treatment, and after care to get effective results!

Retinal Detachment Diagnosis

Since retinal detachment is a serious eye condition, our professional doctors conduct a detailed examination to test your eye condition. To examine your eyes, our eye specialists perform the following non-invasive tests:

  1. Dilated Eye Exam

    The eye doctor will put some eye drops in your eyes that widen the pupil. With this test, eye doctors have clear visibility of back of your eyes to analyse the retinal condition.

  2. Ocular Ultrasound

    For this test, there is no need for eye drops to dilate the pupil of your eyes. However, eye care professionals may use some drops to numb your eyes to avoid irritation or discomfort. Here are the steps involved:

    Step 1: In this test, they place an instrument against your eye to scan it.

    Step 2: After that, you need to sit with your eyes closed, and they pour some gel on the probe

    Step 3: In the next step, you move your eyeballs and doctors scan using this to visualise your eye structure.

  3. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

    For this imaging test, your doctor puts in some eye drops for examining retina to dilate your eyes. During this test, OCT machine scans your eyes to locate any changes in your retinal layers.

    Whether you have retinal detachment symptoms in one or both eyes, our eye care specialists examine both of your eyes at Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital. You may need to visit us again if it is not detected during your visit. Meanwhile, if you develop any other symptoms or experience any difficulty in your eyes, show up to your doctor immediately.

Retinal Detachment Treatment

If there are warning signs of a detached retina and your doctor successfully diagnoses it, they suggest retinal surgeries. Depending on the type (rhegmatogenous retinal detachment treatment and tractional retinal detachment treatment) and severity of the retinal detachment, the professionals of Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital suggest the following retinal detachment surgery options for retinal detachment management:

  1. Retinal Laser Photocoagulation and Cryopexy

    This is an effective laser surgery for retina tear treatment. Before performing this retina surgery, the eye surgeons numb your eyes with anaesthetic eye drops. In the next step, doctors focus the laser beam on the retinal detachment or tear. Laser beam scars the area around the retinal tissue that helps seal or reattach the retina to its place.

    Under the cryopexy technique, the eye surgeons use a freezing probe over the retinal tear to create a scar. The eye surgeons may need to create scars multiple times to secure the retinal connections and keep them in the correct place. During this procedure, you may feel a cold sensation.

  2. Pneumatic Retinopexy

    This treatment option is effective for retinal detachment fixation and helps restore your vision. In pneumatic retinopexy surgery, eye surgeons inject a gas or air bubble into the central part of the eyes called the vitreous cavity.

    They carefully position the bubble that pushes it against the retinal hole and ceases the fluid flow. This fluid later gets absorbed, and the retina sticks to its original position. To seal this retinal break, there may be a need for cryopexy.

    As a precaution, you may need to position your head in a certain position to hold the bubble in place till the retina stays in its original position.

  3. Scleral Buckling

    Your eye doctor performs scleral buckling procedures under local or general anaesthesia. During this rhegmatogenous retinal detachment cure, the surgeons use suturing silicone material to the sclera (white part of the eye) over the retinal breakage.

    If multiple retinal tears exist, your surgeon places a silicone buckle covering your eyes like a band. Neither can you see this band, nor does it block your vision and stays intact forever.

  4. Vitrectomy

    In this surgical procedure, your doctor removes the vitreous fluid and places an air, gas, or oil bubble into that vacant space to push the retina back to its place. Your body reabsorbs this fluid, and this your body fluid refills the vitreous space.

    However, if the surgeons use an oil bubble, surgical intervention may be needed to remove that bubble.

How to Take Care After Retinal Detachment Surgery?

Following retina operation, you must take care of the below mentioned things for better recovery:

  • After the retinal detachment surgery procedure, avoid indulging in heavy physical activities like working out.
  • Position your head as directed by your eye care professional.
  • Wear eye protection glasses for a certain time to avoid any injury or exposure to dirt and dust. The duration may last from one week to two months.
  • Avoid touching your eyes irrelevantly to prevent the risk of infection.
  • Adhere to the eye drops prescription and use it as advised to heal your eyes faster.

Retinal detachment is a severe eye condition in which you don’t feel pain or discomfort in its early stages. To identify eye-related problems timely, frequent eye check-ups are crucial. Sometimes, some eye problem symptoms may go unnoticed and worsen later. Surgical management of retinal detachment is extremely crucial.

We at Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital provide comprehensive treatment for various eye diseases. The diseases are listed here:


Diabetic Retinopathy

Corneal Ulcer (Keratitis)

Fungal Keratitis

Macular Hole

Retinopathy Prematurity



Macular Edema



Pterygium or Surfers Eye



Allergic Conjunctivitis

Cornea Transplantation

Behcets Disease

Computer Vision Syndrome

Hypertensive Retinopathy

Mucormycosis / Black Fungus

To prevent various eye problems, our treatment or surgery options include the following:

Glued IOL



Pneumatic Retinopexy (PR)

Cornea Transplantation

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)

Pinhole Pupilloplasty

Paediatric Ophthalmology


Refractive Surgery

Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)

Dry Eye Treatment

Neuro Ophthalmology

Anti VEGF Agents

Retinal Laser Photocoagulation


Scleral Buckle

Laser Cataract Surgery

Lasik Surgery

Black Fungus Treatment & Diagnosis

In case of any difficulty or any symptoms, head towards Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital immediately.

With a well-versed team of professionals and highly skilled eye doctors, we use the latest tools and technologies for effective eye treatment. We offer top-notch facilities and a safe & secure environment to our patients.

Book your appointment today at Dr Agarwal’s6 Eye Hospital to protect your vision or cure vision difficulty!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which are retinal detachment tests?

Our doctors perform tests to discover the detached retina in your eyes, such as dilated exams, ocular ultrasound, and optical coherence tomography (OCT). After a careful examination, they determine the retinal detachment eye surgery options.

After retina surgery, you may feel discomfort for weeks, particularly if you have undergone scleral buckle surgery. Post surgery retinal detachment requires proper care and rest. Use medications as your doctor advises.

Also, for retinal detachment surgery after care, you must keep your head in a specific position as your doctor advises.

Based on the diagnosis, the eye care specialists at Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital perform eye retinal detachment surgery. When it occurs, you don’t feel pain but experience its symptoms later. Since it is a severe eye condition, you must contact Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital for an immediate check-up.

For surgical repair of a detached retina, our eye surgeons perform different retinal surgery types including vitrectomy surgery for retinal detachment, laser eye surgery for retinal detachment, buckle surgery for a detached retina.

After retinal detachment surgery, you must rest for weeks to two months, allowing your eyes to recover completely. Ask your doctor if there are any dietary changes for proper nutrition intake after surgery.