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I had been operated on for retina detachment; how long does the inserted buckle in my eye stay there?
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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: For good
Unless someone takes it out, it will remain there forever.

In brief: For good
Unless someone takes it out, it will remain there forever.
Dr. Matheson Harris
Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
In brief: Forever
The scleral buckle is intended to stay there forever. It should only be removed if there is some kind of complication like extrusion (poking through the overlying conjunctiva) or other issues.

In brief: Forever
The scleral buckle is intended to stay there forever. It should only be removed if there is some kind of complication like extrusion (poking through the overlying conjunctiva) or other issues.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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