cryoretinopexy


cryoretinopexy
n.
the use of extreme cold to freeze areas of weak or torn retina in order to cause scarring and seal breaks. It is used in cryosurgery for retinal detachment.

The new mediacal dictionary. 2014.

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  • cryoretinopexy — n. the use of extreme cold to freeze areas of weak or torn retina in order to cause scarring and seal breaks. It is used in cryosurgery for retinal detachment …   Medical dictionary

  • Cryosurgery — Treatment performed with an instrument that freezes and destroys abnormal tissue. * * * An operation using freezing temperature (achieved by liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide) as an independent agent or in an instrument to destroy tissue. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • retinopexy — A procedure to repair a detached retina by holding it in place; e.g., by producing chorioretinal adhesions by freezing (“retinal cryopexy”). [retino + G. pexis, fixation] fluid r. a procedure to repair a detached retina by holding it in place… …   Medical dictionary

  • pneumoretinopexy — n. a surgical technique in which an inert gas bubble is injected into the eye to press and seal breaks in the retina. When the retina is flat, a laser beam or cryoretinopexy is applied to cause scarring and permanently seal the tear …   Medical dictionary

  • cryosurgery — n. the use of extreme cold in a localized part of the body to freeze and destroy unwanted tissues. Cryosurgery is usually undertaken with an instrument called a cryoprobe, which has a fine tip cooled by allowing carbon dioxide or nitrous oxide… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pneumoretinopexy — n. a surgical technique in which an inert gas bubble is injected into the eye to press and seal breaks in the retina. When the retina is flat, a laser beam or cryoretinopexy is applied to cause scarring and permanently seal the tear …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • retinopexy — n. any surgical procedure used to repair a retinal detachment. See: pneumoretinopexy, cryoretinopexy …   The new mediacal dictionary


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