Prophylactic Scleral Buckling

The rationale for placing a scleral buckle over a freshly closed scleral wound is to prophylactically counter any traction that may subsequently originate from the wound area.

Table 2.9.7 Prophylactic retinopexy in eyes with a scleral wound. + Prophylactic (laser) reti-nopexy is recommended, - prophylactic retinopexy is not recommended

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