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 with a fluid that is heavier than vitreous fluid.
- gas r. a retinal detachment repair in which the retina is held in place by an expandable gas. SYN: pneumatic r..
- pneumatic r. SYN: gas r..

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any surgical procedure used to repair a retinal detachment. See pneumoretinopexy, cryoretinopexy.

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ret·i·no·pexy (retґĭ-no-pek″se) restoring of the retina to its proper anatomical location.

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