Scleral buckle removal associated with pars plana vitrectomy for recurrent retinal detachment

Tommaso Rossi, Barbara Boccassini, Mario Iossa, Guido Lesnoni, P. Alessandro Mutolo

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Abstract

PURPOSE: Scleral buckle (SB) removal is rarely performed due to extrusion, infection, or diplopia. We report a series of patients with recurrent retinal detachment (RRD) after primary SB due to new breaks occurring at sites where the presence of a pre-existing SB was judged counterproductive. All patients were treated by means of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) and SB removal with the sole purpose of achieving a more favorable retinal profile. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients undergoing PPV and SB removal for RRD due to new breaks occurring at sites hidden by pre-existing exoplants. RESULTS: Mean age was 52 years and VA on presentation was 20/620 and 20/216 at latest visit (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1050-1054
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume19
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

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Keywords

  • Pars plana vitrectomy
  • PVR
  • Recurrent retinal detachment
  • Scleral buckle removal
  • Tamponade

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Rossi, T., Boccassini, B., Iossa, M., Lesnoni, G., & Mutolo, P. A. (2009). Scleral buckle removal associated with pars plana vitrectomy for recurrent retinal detachment. European Journal of Ophthalmology, 19(6), 1050-1054.