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September 1987

Scleral Buckling With Intraocular Air Injection Complicated by Arcuate Retinal Folds

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Dr Lewen), and Tulane Medical School, New Orleans (Drs Lyon and Diamond).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(9):1212-1214. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060090070030

• Three cases of bullous superior rhegmatogenous retinal detachment were surgically repaired by circumferential scleral buckling and intravitreal air injection. Unusual retinal folds were found postoperatively. Unlike the well-recognized radial retinal folds classically associated with circumferential buckling of bullous retinal detachments, the folds reported herein originated from the "end" of a hard silicone exoplant and traversed an arcuate course corresponding to the lower meniscus of the intravitreal air bubble. Although the macula was involved in all three cases, the retinal break was unaffected.