A 34-year-old member asked:
Can scleral buckle surgery cause permanent eye damage?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
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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.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 18, 2018
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