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Anterior retinal cryopexy


Anterior retinal cryopexy is a procedure where retinal tissue is destroyed and the chorioretinal scar is induced by applying cold. In this method, a metal probe is placed in front of the eye under the influence of local anesthesia. A foot pedal is used to depress the gas and the tip of the probe becomes extremely cold. The doctor places the probe on the eye, water crystals are formed, immediately after which rapid thawing takes place which destroys the tissues. Anterior retinal cryopexy is indicated if you are suffering from retinal breaks or detachments, retinal ischemia, the proliferation of blood vessels in the retina, Coats’ disease, or retinoblastoma.