Retinal.detachment surger
My friend is high myopic with -6 and had undergone scleral buckling surgery for retinal detachment 2 months back in right eye bt still sometimes sees floaters and recently one or two light flashes in right eye which did not occur before the surgery. Whenever this happens she has consulted doctors and they say that the retina is completely attached and these symptoms do happen fr a year. 1.Wanted to know the reason for the same and is it something to worry about? 2.Also what are the chances of Re occurence of retinal detachment in such cases? any precautions to be taken Kindly help Thanx
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Dr. Chethan R S
General Physician 4 yrs exp Bangalore
Hi..... In Scleral buckling the surgeon treats the retinal tear with cryotherapy. Then the surgeon drains the fluid under the retina and sutures a specially shaped piece of silicone rubber to the outer wall of the eye...The silicone creates an indent, which closes the tear and holds it in place while the cryotherapy seal has time to form. The scleral buckle is permanent....
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