A 45-year-old member asked:
whats better scleral buckle or gas bubble for an retinal detachment? does the gas bubble move around?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: Depends on where the tear is, the size of the tear, and the surgeon. Yes the gas bubble will move around, but eventually will dissolve.
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Retinal Surgery 32 years experience
It depends: A retinal surgeon may chose to use either or both in a surgery to repair a retinal detachment. Each has pluses and minuses. A scleral buckle can change the shape of the eye, making it more nearsighted. A gas bubble can cause the eye pressure to increase. Gas bubbles move with the eye and will gradually be absorbed by the body.
5.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 21, 2019
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