Ignipuncture Retinopexy System
Jules Gonin, MD, developed the ignipuncture retinopexy system for repair of rhegmatogenous retinal detachments. An alcohol flame was used to heat the needle which was used to perform retinopexy via a trans-scleral approach. Subretinal fluid drainage occurred as well. Dr. Gonin was the first to recognize that retinal breaks caused retinal detachments; breaks are not a result of detachment.