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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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