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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Scleral Buckle Surgery

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Can scleral buckle surgery permanently damage my eyesight?

Can scleral buckle surgery permanently damage my eyesight?

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. ...Read more

Sclera (Definition)

The sclera is the white hard covering of the eye. It creates the actual "eye ball" and is made out of dense connective tissue. The conjunctiva is a thin, clear ...Read more


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I had scleral buckle surgery last week; should I be having any fevers; is this normal?

I had scleral buckle surgery last week; should I be having any fevers; is this normal?

Not in general.: One week after a scleral buckle procedure you should not in general be experiencing fevers from the procedure. It is more than likely unrelated and coincidental from another cause such as some other form of systemic infection or viral syndrome. It would be very rare to experience an infected scleral buckle so quickly after the intervention. ...Read more

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Can scleral buckle surgery permanently alter your vision?

Can scleral buckle surgery permanently alter your vision?

Yes: A scleral buckle is a band applied around the middle of the eye to force the retina inside to attach itself and not come off. It also changes the front to back length of the eye which induces myopia. If the surgery went well and the detachment not too severe, the effect will be to make the eye more myopic. The other variable is the extent of the detachment which also can change the vision. ...Read more

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Can I wear contact lenses after scleral buckle surgery, or do I have to wait?

Can I wear contact lenses after scleral buckle surgery, or do I have to wait?

Eventually, you can.: Excellent question. Generally after a scleral buckle the conjunctiva or thin layer of skin around the eye needs time to heal. It is common to have a few very fine stitches that are on the surface. Wearing a contact lens increases the risk for infection like any foreign body. It also may be difficult to do while drops are being used frequently. Best to wait till your retina doc feels it's ok. ...Read more

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Can scleral buckle surgery cause permanent eye damage?

Can scleral buckle surgery cause permanent eye damage?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Will my eyes be as beautiful as it is now after vitrectomy or scleral buckle or any other surgery? Will there be any changes in the shape of the eye?

Will my eyes be as beautiful as it is now after vitrectomy or scleral buckle or any other surgery? Will there be any changes in the shape of the eye?

Not much change: Your eye most likely remain the same and beautiful. Vitrectomy will not change the shape or correction of your eye. You may have redness for a few weeks which will go away with drops and healing. Scleral buckle changes the eye's diameter to about 1 mm. But, it may not effect the external look of the eye. It will change the correction of the eye to become myopic. ...Read more

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I had a retina detachment surgery/scleral buckle 3 months ago. Can I sparr in the ring with a head gear that protects me from direct blows to the eye?

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I had a retina detachment surgery/scleral buckle 3 months ago. Can I sparr in the ring with a head gear that protects me from direct blows to the eye?

No: A retinal detachment is an extremely dangerous event. You could lose permanent vision in that eye. It also means protecting vision in the other eye very very important. An accidental blow to your head and eye could permanently leave you blind. No amount of head gear can protect you from that. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do about permanent red eye after scleral buckle surgery?

What to do about permanent red eye after scleral buckle surgery?

Red eyes: After surgery is quite common. The blood vessels in the area tend to dilate to help with healing. There's really no way to get rid of these blood vessels because if you try to remove them, they will be replaced by other ones. Over a long period of time, they may become less prominent. ...Read more

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Could I get laser eye surgery if I have a scleral buckle for a previous retinal detachement?

Could I get laser eye surgery if I have a scleral buckle for a previous retinal detachement?

In general: yes: Get an opinion form a qualified eyemd to make sure you are a good candidate. There are may factors that should be considered. ...Read more

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Can I get laser eye surgery if I had a scleral buckle for a previous retinal detachement a couple of years ago?

Can I get laser eye surgery if I had a scleral buckle for a previous retinal detachement a couple of years ago?

Yes: A scleral buckle is used to fix a retina detachment. In doing so it also increases the myopia (nearsightedness) of the eye. Lasik can help improve the uncorrected vision. Usually retinal clearance is sought before hand.
If a small cataract has developed, proceeding with cataract surgery first may be more prudent in correcting the vision. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of having surgery for spondylolisthesis?

What are the side effects of having surgery for spondylolisthesis?

Back pain /stiffness: Best done to relieve leg pain srgeries ability to relieve axial back pain is controversial and unpredictable great for leg pain. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of surgery for spondylolisthesis?

I was wondering what are the side effects of surgery for spondylolisthesis?

2 broad a?: So many variations as to where, how : front, back or both. Who is performing it, , how many levels, what grade is the slip ; more.....B more specific. ...Read more

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Does the tonsil surgery have any side effects?

Does the tonsil surgery have any side effects?

Side effects: Sometimes bleeding can occur at the site of the tonsils. Occasionally an infection may result. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects of Varicocele Surgery?

Is there any side effects of Varicocele Surgery?

Varicocele: It is a very common surgery done by Urologist and it should be very safe, although every procedure has risk and in hand of an experienced surgeon the complication is very low, but complication includes Bowl damage, bleeding, infection, Anesthesia complications, etc. ...Read more

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What are common side effects after lasik surgery?

What are common side effects after lasik surgery?

Lasik risks: Dry eye, glare & haloes, possible need for enhancement, infection, corneal scarring, decreased vision. ...Read more

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What side effects are most common while taking lortab after surgery?

What side effects are most common while taking lortab after surgery?

Constipation: Constipation would be the most common side effect of lortab after surgery. Other side effects can include headache, nausea, itching, sweating and drowsiness. These do not necessarily occur but are some of the more common side effects in some people. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors or side effects of the gamma knife surgery?

What are the risk factors or side effects of the gamma knife surgery?

Variable: Overall side effect profile is better than conventional radiation. Common side effects include- local pain, scalp swelling, headaches, discomfort from stablizing pin insertion. Other less common side effects include nausea, vomitting, skin rash, some hair loss, brain swelling or necrosis in the treated area. Seizure risk and hearing or visual changes are rare. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with gallbladder removal surgery?

What side effects are commonly associated with gallbladder removal surgery?

Depends: We do not remove normal functioning gallbladders as there can be a lot of indegestion, fatty food intolerance, abdominal cramping & diarrhea. But, surgery to remove abnormal gallbladders can relieve painful problems from gallstones usually with little or no intestinal side effects. This is likely because the body has been adjusting for a long time to a gallbladder that has not been working. ...Read more

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What are some side effects after a Presacral Neaurectomy surgery? Is there a percentage for no side effects?

What are some side effects after a Presacral Neaurectomy surgery? Is there a percentage for no side effects?

Yes: surgery is challenging and contain risk of bleeding or injury to ureter which will require big surgery to repair
results not very well studied. ...Read more

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How successful most of the time is rhinoplasty surgery with excellent results and no permanent or serious side effects or follow up surgeries needed?

How successful most of the time is rhinoplasty surgery with excellent results and no permanent or serious side effects or follow up surgeries needed?

Depends...: ...on expectations. If they are realistic concerning the existing state and the state you desire to achieve you have a high likelihood of thinking the result is excellent. Generally, very safe & f/u surgery usually unecessary. Definitive answer depends on physical findings and wants/desires ...Read more

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Are there serious risks associated with brow lift surgery? I'm worried there could be bad side effects that could leave me looking worse after my brow lift than before..

Are there serious risks associated with brow lift surgery? I'm worried there could be bad side effects that could leave me looking worse after my brow lift than before..

There: There are multiple risks with any surgery involving anesthesia, but for the brow lift surgery itself there are the risks of infection, bleeding, nerve injury (sensory and/or motion), asymmetry, scar formation, need for additional procedures, CSF leak (depending on technique used) as well as poor aesthetic outcome. Simply stated, it is important to have a complete review of your goals, how those goals will be achieved and the expertise of your surgeon.

Be healthy and be well,

james m. Ridgway, md. ...Read more

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Side effects of gauldbladder surgery?

Side effects of gauldbladder surgery?

Avoid complications: The main benefit of removing a diseased gallbladder is avoiding the life threatening complications of pancreatitis and liver obstruction. The potential side effects is increased frequency of bowel movements and very occasionally a patient will develop bile diarrhea. A bile binder, like cholestyramine/questran, can be used to treat. Laprascopic gallbladder removal is a safe, effective procedure. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects or risks of knockknees surgery?

Is there any side effects or risks of knockknees surgery?

Let me explain: There is risk with each operation.
1-general risks (anesthesia, infection post operation complications).
2- risk from that particular procedure, in this procedure if it is done right I see no big problems. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of having surgery for spondylolisthesis?

Several things: Many folks will do well, but surgery does not always get rid of all symptoms that motivate people to consider surgery. You may have persistent pain, continued or new weakness, numbness, tingling; difficulty emptying or controlling bladder or bowels, numbness in the private area, spinal fluid leakage, failure of fusion, problems relating to any implants used. Some of these may improve, but may not. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of penis enlargement surgery?

What are the side effects of penis enlargement surgery?

Bogus surgery: There is no genuine penile enlargement surgery. Suspensory ligament may be divided, makes penis appear to be pseudo longer because it hangs lower. Penis loses its support for sex. Injecting or implanting fat under penile skin can temporarily make shaft appear thicker & risk is infection. No surgery can actually make the penis longer. Enlargement surgey is bogus & quackery. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects from surgery to repair a torn meniscus?

Are there any side effects from surgery to repair a torn meniscus?

No realy: Repair of the meniscus help the joint stay healthy avoid arthritis in the future. The only side effect the side effects from the procedure itself, all surgeries have potential complications. ...Read more