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December 1958

The Seleral Buckling ProceduresIII. Technical Difficulties of Reoperations

Author Affiliations

From the Retina Foundation, Department of Ophthalmology of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;60(6):1003-1012. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940081023005

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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