Expanded Criteria for Pneumatic Retinopexy and Potential Cost Savings – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To provide insight into the preoperative factors that affect outcome after pneumatic retinopexy (PR) for treatment of primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair. Additionally, we sought to analyze the cost of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair in the United States to determine potential cost savings with pneumatic retinopexy.Design: Single-center, retrospective, observational consecutive case series and third party payer-perspective comparative cost analysis.Participants: We included 141 eyes undergoing pneumatic retinopexy for the treatment of primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.Methods: Preoperative characteristics, anatomic outcomes, and best-available visual acuity were collected. Anatomic and visual outcomes were analyzed based on the presence of selected preoperative factors. The (Read more...)

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