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April 1974

Limbal Peritomy in Retinal Detachment Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Retina Research, Retina Foundation, and the Retina Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston. Dr. King was a Research Fellow at the Retina Foundation under sponsorship of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy, January 1970 to July 1971. He is now with the Department of Ophthalmology, Naval Hospital, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;91(4):295-298. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060305012

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.