Scleral buckle

When curing retinal detachment in young patient, these techniques are fundamental.

The term scleral buckle stands for a surgery where silicone sponges are sutured on the eye wall (sclera) to push it towards the inside, in order to make retinal reattachment easier.

What usually happens next is a light deformarmation of the ocular bulb, and a myopia increase. It’s a delicate surgery that has to be performed by a seasoned surgeon; anyway it can lead to great results in curing retinal detachment.