pneumoretinopexy (new-moh-ret-in-oh-peks-i) n. a surgical technique in which an inert gas bubble is injected into the eye to press and seal breaks in the retina. When the retina is flat, a laser beam or cryoretinopexy is applied to cause scarring and permanently seal the tear.
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