Retinal Detachment Surgery in Mexico

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Mexico performing Retinal Detachment Surgery.
Hospital Velmar Contact Hospital Velmar
Private Hospital, Ensenada, Mexico
A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.
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Retinal Detachment is treated at Hospital Velmar
Medez Lasik Institute Contact Medez Lasik Institute
Eye Surgery Center, Tijuana, Mexico
Méndez Lasik Institute, founded in 1965, is a national and international leader in refractive surgery, cataracts and intraocular contact lenses. We count with the best specialists able to treat any illness in ophthalmology.
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Retinal Detachment is treated at Medez Lasik Institute
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Dr. David Mendez Noble
Dr. David Mendez Noble
Ophthalmologist
San Angel Hospital Contact San Angel Hospital
Private Hospital, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
CSG AccreditationCSG Accreditation
A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.
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Retinal Detachment is treated at San Angel Hospital
Hospital Angeles Contact Hospital Angeles
Private Hospital, Tijuana, Mexico
A complete medical facility specializing in many disciplines that was built especially to cater medical tourists.
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Retinal Detachment is treated at Hospital Angeles
Hospital CIMA Monterrey Contact Hospital CIMA Monterrey
Private Hospital, Monterrey, Mexico
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.
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Retinal Detachment is treated at Hospital CIMA Monterrey
Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro Contact Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro
Private Hospital, Jalisco, Mexico
CSG AccreditationCSG Accreditation
Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro (CMPDH) is a private, proudly Mexican organization, specializing in the provision of high quality health services.
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Retinal Detachment is treated at Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro
28 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
Dr. Ricardo Acosta Gonzalez, MD
Dr. Ricardo Acosta Gonzalez, MD
Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgeon
Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey Contact Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey
Private Hospital, Monterrey, Mexico
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.
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Retinal Detachment is treated at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey
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About Retinal Detachment Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is Retinal Detachment Surgery?
Retinal detachment surgery is carried out to treat a retinal detachment and return it to its normal position.
Surgery is currently the only option for treating retinal detachment.

What are the types of Retinal Detachment Surgery?
The most common Retinal Detachment Surgery procedures are:
  • Pneumatic retinopexy: A laser or cryotherapy procedure seals the retinal hole or tear and a gas bubble is injected into the cavity in the eye to push the retina towards the eye’s outer wall.
  • Scleral buckling: Holes or tears in the retina are sealed with an electric current or frozen with a cryoprobe or laser. A scleral buckle made of synthetic material is then placed on the outer wall of the eye which compresses the eye and pushes the retinal tear towards the outer wall. Often a gas or air bubble is inserted into the cavity to prevent the hole from moving until scarring takes place and holds it in position.
  • Vitrectomy: The surgeon makes small cuts in the eye and removes the fluid in the eye, replacing it with gas to move the retina to a new position. Sometimes the surgeon also inserts a scleral buckle alongside the vitrectomy.

What are the chances of success?
85% of patients will be successfully treated with one operation, while the remaining 15% will requiring 2 or more operations.
How well you see after surgery depends in part on whether the central part of the retina (macula) was affected by the detachment before surgery, and if it was, for how long.

Duration of procedure/surgery:
1-3 hours, depending on the type of surgery performed.

Days admitted:
Usually done on an outpatient basis.
Vitrectomy may require an overnight stay.

Anesthesia:
Local or general anesthesia

Recovery:
- Limit physical activity for up to a week following retinal detachment surgery.
- If the gas bubble procedure is carried out you will need to keep your head facing down or to one side for up to four weeks in order to make sure the gas bubble fixes the retina in place successfully.
- Blurred vision following a retinal detachment surgery often persists for a few months.

Risks:
- Discomfort, redness and swelling.
- Double vision.
- Glaucoma.
- Cataracts.
- Drooping eyelid (ptosis).

After care:
- Use medicated eye drops and antibiotics after retinal detachment surgery.
- You will not be able to fly or travel to high altitudes for a few weeks following the gas bubble procedure.
- You may need a new glasses prescription if retinal detachment surgery has changed the shape of your eye.

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