What is Scleral buckling surgery?

Category: Surgeries


Scleral buckling surgery is used to treat retinal detachment. It is a method of closing breaks and flattening the retina. A scleral buckle, a piece of silicone sponge, rubber, or semi-hard plastic, is placed on the outside of the eye. Once sewn into place, the buckle is usually left permanently.

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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Scleral buckling surgery

Side effect Patients
Eye floaters 1
Visual disturbances (light flashes and squiggles) 1


Stopped having Scleral buckling surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
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