Study suggests scleral buckle to treat phakic patients with uncomplicated retinal detachment

TORONTO — In cases of uncomplicated retinal detachment, scleral buckle may be a good treatment option for phakic eyes, while the surgeon must balance the benefits of vitrectomy and scleral buckle for pseudophakic eyes, according to a study presented here.“There is no consensus about the best treatment option,” Ron Adelman, MD, MPH, told colleagues at the American Society of Retina Specialists meeting. However, the European Vitreo-Retinal Society (EVRS) Retinal Detachment Study is the largest published study that sets out to answer that question, he said. Of 7,678 cases of retinal (Read more...)

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