SF6 gas stays in the eye for about one month; C3F8 gas remains for about two months. SF6 gas is used most often, while C3F8 gas is reserved for more complex retinal detachments and some macular holes. Air stays in the eye for about one week.
Similarly one may ask, what is Laser Retinopexy procedure?
Your eye doctor has told you that you have a retinal tear. To prevent this from happening, the doctor will seal the retina around the tear by placing laser spots around the hole, which then forms scar tissue acting like a barrier to prevent the retina from detaching. This procedure is called a laser retinopexy.
What is the cause of lattice degeneration?
The cause is unknown but it is more common in people who are near-sighted (myopic) and tends to run in families. Lattice degeneration can increase your risk of developing a retinal detachment. Although rare, a retinal detachment is a very serious problem that can lead to permanent vision loss and blindness.
How Do They Do retina surgery?
One method of retinal detachment repair is pneumatic retinopexy. In this procedure, a gas bubble is injected into the eye. The bubble presses against the detached retina and pushes it back into place. A laser or cryotherapy is then used to reattach the retina firmly into place.