For anyone with a scleral buckling surgery for retinal detachment, is there a lot of pain?

See below. There may be some discomfort that gradually improves over several days that can be helped with over-the-counter pain relievers or something a little stronger which your retinal specialist can provide. If pain is severe or does not improve, it may be a more serious issue like increased eye pressure or infection, but that is why your retina specialist follows you closely postoperatively.
Scleral buckle. There may be some pain which should subside in short time. If it persists there may be a problem with the buckle affecting the eye pressure, or there could be an infection or some other complication which may need attention.

Related Questions

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...

My daughter 7 yr old, is tilting her head. Opthmalogist diagnosed it as retinal detachment, recommended buckle surgery? Is tilting because of this?

Possibly . Retinal detachment is a serious condition. Get it treated, and the tilting of the head can be re-assessed afterwards. Read more...
Tilting head . At any age could be related to the child compensating for a visual deficit. It could also be due to other disorders such as a palsy or weakness of one of the extraocular muscles. Either way, the detachment should be fixed promptly otherwise the eye may become permanently blind. Read more...

What are the chances of success of a retinal detachment operation (scleral buckle)?

Depends. Scleral buckle surgery is probably about 90% successful. Scleral buckle surgery with gas (when combined with vitrectomy) may be successful 95% of the time, however, the indications for each vary from case to case and surgeon to surgeon. Also, "success" usually means that the retina is reattached, but that does not mean all vision has returned. Read more...
About 90% success . Is reported for primary uncomplicated scleral buckle surgeries. It is a very successful, though traditional type of retinal surgery that works well. The other surgery that can be used for retinal detachment is vitrectomy. It has gained popularity in recent years as an alternative to scleral buckle. Choice of procedure depends on surgeon and characteristics of the detachment. Ask your surgeon. Read more...

Whats better scleral buckle or gas bubble for an retinal detachment? Does the gas bubble move around?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...