A 46-year-old member asked:
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can scleral buckle surgery permanently damage my eyesight?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Not directly: A scleral buckle is a required element of retinal re-attachment surgery and will be done by your retinal surgeon if needed. It will alter the refraction but does not permanently damage the vision. Retinal detachment can do that but do not let that damage be blamed on the buckle.
Answered on Jul 20, 2015

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