Has anyone heard of a laser surgical procedure for Terson’s?

Hello Karen,
This is what I got done at www.basconpalmer.org here in South Florida in 2008:


Vitrectomy is the surgical removal of the vitreous gel from the middle of the eye . It may be done when there is a retinal detachment, because removing the vitreous gel gives your eye doctor (ophthalmologist) better access to the back of the eye. The vitreous gel may also be removed if blood in the vitreous gel (vitreous hemorrhage) does not clear on its own.

During a vitrectomy, the surgeon inserts small instruments into the eye, cuts the vitreous gel, and suctions it out. After removing the vitreous gel, the surgeon may treat the retina with a laser (photocoagulation), cut or remove fibrous or scar tissue from the retina, flatten areas where the retina has become detached, or repair tears or holes in the retina or macula.

At the end of the surgery, silicone oil or a gas bubble (on Me) is injected into the eye to lightly press the retina against the wall of the eye. Oil cannot be absorbed by the body, so if an oil bubble is used, you'll need a second procedure to remove the oil after the retinal detachment has healed.

Vitrectomy is always done by an eye doctor who has special training in treating problems of the retina.


So you know with gas, you have to constantly face down for a while. It looked like your eye was behind a fishbowl and the water moved when you blinked your eye. Not painful, only bothersome.

As you can see, laser is used only to fix the retina if the retina is not attached.

Check with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute ranked the #1 eye hospital in the USA. they might refer you to someone local or closer.

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