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Buckling Surgery

Buckling surgery is performed in retinal detachment cases to correct the detached retina and the problems associated with the vision. It is carried out by placing a piece of silicone semi-hard plastic around the outside of the eye like a belt.

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Will segmental scleral buckle surgery cause vision loss?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband had segmental scleral buckle surgery three months ago. He also had two rounds of laser treatment afterward. He still has fluid behind his macula. Every evening he loses vision in the top part of his eye. Is this normal? He also informed my husband not to participate in any v...  Read Full »

Dr. M. Anjali Shelbi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since there is still some fluid behind the macula, it might settle down due to the effect of gravity by the end of the day, which can lead to vision loss in the top part of the eye. Do not worry, as the body will slowly absorb it with time. Since the macula was detac...  Read Full »

I can see only low white light. Will squint surgery help me?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male. My left eye is not entirely blind, but if I watch a powerful light, I just see a low white light. This problem is about 23 years. Is it due to retinal detachment and it has become squint heavily. I repaired my detachment with scleral buckle nine months ago, and it...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandrashekhar Kale

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can undergo squint correction surgery in your left eye. However, this will purely be a cosmetic surgery. There will be no improvement in your left eye vision. Also, there will be a possibility of recurrence of squint in left eye after surgery, as the eye is almost b...  Read Full »

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