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Scleral surgery 23/03/2013

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Scleral surgery consists of placing explants (made of silicone) and suturing them to the wall of the eyeball where breaks in the retina normally occur.

This is usually carried out in cases of retinal detachment to help cover up retinal tears and improve the retina's adherence to the wall of the eye.

Today, the isolated use of this technique has been reduced to highly selective cases of retinal detachment. In general, posterior vitrectomy techniques are used, combined with scleral surgery.

This procedure is normally carried out under local anaesthesia, in addition to sedating the patient.


Related pathologies

· Retinal detachment


Related procedures

· Retina scan

· Autofluorescence

· Optical coherence tomography

· Visual field campimetry

· Ultrasound eye scan


Author

Dr. Jordi Monés, M.D., Ph.D.
COMB Medical license number: 22.838
Director
Doctor of Medicine and Surgery
Specialist in Ophthalmology
Specialist in Retina, Macula and Vitreorretinal

Last modified 18 May, 2018 - 11:42