J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1975 Dec;16(4):394-400.

Combined Technique of Diathermy and Cryoretinopexy in Retinal Detachment

  • 1Department of Ophthalomology, St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea.


During the last few years, of the 19 patients required surgical treatment for retinal detachment, 9 patients were received combined treatment of diathermy in central teared zone and cryothermy in peripheral detached area, and another 10 patients were received separately by electric diathermy (4) and by cryothermy (6) with good reattachment of 16 patients (84.2%). Combined technique of diathermy and cryothermy has a benefit by the production of strong choroiditis in detached main area resulted from diathermy and of least inflammation scars in peripheral detached zone from cryothermy. And any significant postoperative complication was not found in all cases.

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