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Alessandro A. Castellarin, MD; Dante J. Pieramici, MD


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Role of Prophylactic Cryotherapy

There are no indications for prophylactic cryotherapy. Cryotherapy may actually stimulate intraocular inflammation in the setting of a retinochoroidal laceration, leading to enhanced intravitreal inflammation; in animal models, it was found to cause retinal detachment.[39] If the retina is visible, and retinal pathology is present that requires treatment, prophylactic indirect laser photocoagulation should be considered.


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