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Can you tell me about retinal detachment surgery in the form of a scleral buckle?

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Dr. Harit Bhatt
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
It is a eye surgery: Scleral buckle surgery is used to help repair the detached retina. It is used at times with another surgery called vitrectomy. It is a band that can go around the eye or partially around the eye and bring the wall of the eye inward to contact the retinal detachment. It also can provide support to the retina.

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Last updated Jan 18, 2014

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