The surgical technique of limbal peritomy was used in 396 primary scleral buckling procedures and in 24 cases of reoperations. The required reoperations varied from one in 19 cases, to five in one case, a total of 32 reoperations. Follow-up examination ranged from one week to 12 months. There were seven complications of the limbal peritomy noted in 396 primary scleral buckling procedures. All complications were temporary and without permanent sequelae. No postoperative complications occurred in the 32 reoperations.
King LM, Schepens CL. Limbal Peritomy in Retinal Detachment Surgery. Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;91(4):295-298. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060305012