In the first article of this series we have described four basic types of scleral buckling and outlined the pre- and postoperative care of a standard case. In the second article we have discussed the management of the more frequent technical difficulties which may develop in a primary scleral buckling operation. The present article deals with some of the special obstacles often encountered when a scleral buckling is performed as a reoperation. It is divided into four parts: The first part analyzes problems during reoperations which follow any type of retina surgery; the second part refers to special difficulties developing after retinopexies; the third part is devoted to problems created by previous scleral resections, and in the fourth part the consequences of large perforations are discussed. Techniques used in reoperations following a scleral buckling will be described in our next article.
Difficulties During Reoperations Which Follow Any Type of Retina
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