What is the retina?
What treatment is needed for retinal tears?
Retinal tears require treatment using laser surgery or retinal cryotherapy (freezing), which seals the retina to the back wall of the eye.
Laser is often performed using a lens placed on the eye as an outpatient procedure in the Clinic. Retinal cryotherapy is performed in the Day Surgery using local anaesthesia. These procedures do not involve open surgery.