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Can scleral buckle surgery cause permanent eye damage?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Rarely: Scleral buckles are used to fix a retinal detachment. Rarely, it can limit the blood supply to the front of the eye and cause problems. It usually does not cause any issues.
Dr. Matthew Rauen
Ophthalmology 15 years experience
Yes: Scearal buckle is used to treat a blinding condition - retinal detachment. Any surgery has potential complications these can cause permanent problems. However, these complications beat an eye with a complete retinal detachment.

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