Giant retinal tear after pneumatic retinopexy.

Swati Sinkar, Sumu Simon, Jagjit Gilhotra

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    Purpose: To report a case with giant retinal tear after pneumatic retinopexy. To our knowledge, this is only the second case of a giant retinal tear after pneumatic retinopexy reported. Methods: This is a descriptive case study. Results: A 43-year-old myopic man underwent pneumatic retinopexy for right eye rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Postoperative course was complicated by a giant retinal tear, which was treated successfully. Conclusion: Though rare, giant retinal tears can occur after pneumatic retinopexy. The likely mechanism is increased vitreous traction because of expansion of gas in a predisposed myopic eye.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)151-152
    Number of pages2
    JournalRETINAL Cases & Brief Reports
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


    • Giant retinal tear
    • Pneumatic retinopexy
    • Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment


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