Scleral buckle

Scleral Buckle is a surgical procedure for fixing retinal detachments. This procedure involves placing a silicone band around the “equator” of the eye that indents the wall of the eye. This indentation brings the wall of the eye closer to the retina and assists in closing the retinal tear(s) responsible for the retinal detachment. Freezing treatment or an injection of a gas bubble may also be used to close the retinal break(s). In some cases, a scleral buckle is used in combination with a vitrectomy.

Retinal Detachment
The risks of scleral buckle surgery include pain, persistent or recurrent retinal detachment, cataract, double vision, changes in glasses prescription, vision loss, bleeding, and infection.

Retina Care Consultants, P.A., is specialized in performing scleral buckle surgery. For more information regarding scleral buckles, click on the links to articles written by Dr. Shane below.

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