Scleral buckle surgery

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe



Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male

Cropped images from a CT brain. 

Hyperdensity surrounds the left globe in keeping with scleral buckle surgery.

Case Discussion

Scleral buckling refers to the treatment of retinal detachment with a prosthesis that indents the globe under the retinal detachment in the hope of retinal reattachment occurring. These "prostheses" are left in permanently unless a complication occurs.  

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Case information

rID: 50653
Published: 19th Jan 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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