Scleral Buckle Surgery ​

Scleral buckle surgery is a type of surgery that is used to treat retinal detachments. The surgery involves the placement of a silicone band around the outside of the eye. 

This band helps to hold the eye in place and keep the retina in contact with the back of the eye. Scleral buckle surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure, which means that you will not have to stay in the hospital overnight. The surgery takes about one hour to complete, and you will be able to go home the same day.

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Scleral Buckling Procedure


The scleral buckling procedure is an operation to repair a detached retina. It involves reattaching the retina to the back wall of the eye. The surgeon makes tiny incisions in the whites of your eyes and uses special instruments to move your eyeball out of the way. 

Then, the surgeon puts a silicone band around the outside of the eyeball to hold it in place. The silicone band is sewn into place. In some cases, a gas bubble is placed in the eye to help hold the retina in place while it heals

.After surgery, you will be given eyedrops and a patch to wear over your eye. You will need to see your eye doctor regularly for follow-up visits. It may take several months for your vision to improve.

Why Scleral Buckling?

There are many reasons why someone might need scleral buckling. The most common reason is to treat a retinal detachment. Retinal detachments occur when the retina becomes separated from the back of the eye. This can happen if there is a tear or hole in the retina, or if the vitreous gel inside the eye shrinks and pulls away from the retina. Scleral buckling helps to reattach the retina by placing a band around the outside of the eye. This band holds the retina in place while the eye heals.

Scleral buckling is also used to treat other conditions, such as proliferative vitreoretinopathy, macular pucker, and tractional retinal detachments. In some cases, scleral buckling can be used to prevent a retinal detachment from happening in people who are at high risk for developing one.


What are the risks of Scleral Buckling?

While scleral buckling is generally a safe and effective surgery, there are some risks involved. These include:

  • Infection: Infection is always a risk with any surgery. However, the risk of infection with scleral buckling is very low.
  • Bleeding: There may be some bleeding during or after the surgery. This is usually not severe and will stop on its own. In rare cases, a blood transfusion may be necessary.
  • Reactions to anesthesia: Some people may have reactions to the anesthesia used during surgery. This could include nausea, vomiting, headache, or dizziness.
  • Swelling and bruising: You may have some swelling and bruising around your eye after surgery. This should go away within a week or two.
  • Double vision: Double vision is a common side effect of scleral buckling surgery. It usually goes away within a few weeks as your eye heals. In rare cases, double vision may be permanent.
  • Retinal detachment: One of the more serious risks of scleral buckling surgery is retinal detachment. This happens when the retina (the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye) pulls away from the wall of the

Scleral Buckle Surgery Cost

The cost of scleral buckle surgery varies depending on the severity of the retinal detachment and the number of bands that are needed to repair the retina. In general, scleral buckle surgery costs between $3000 and $5000. The cost of the surgery also depends on the geographical location where the surgery is performed. Scleral buckle surgery is typically covered by health insurance plans.

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Happy Patients after Scleral Buckle Surgery


“When I first heard about scleral buckle surgery, I was quite apprehensive about the procedure and whether it would be effective in treating my eye condition. But after doing some research online and talking to my doctor, I decided to give the procedure a try. The results were amazing – my vision was better than ever before and I could see clearly without the aid of any glasses or contact lenses”

– Megha

Frequently Asked Questions

Scleral buckle surgery is a type of eye surgery that is used to treat retinal detachments. The surgery involves placing a band around the outside of the eye, which helps to hold the retina in place and prevent it from detaching. Scleral buckle surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, and recovery time is typically short.

At Eyemantra, the scleral buckle costs around Rs. 55,000. The cost varies based on the complexity of the case.

Recovery from scleral buckle surgery usually takes one to two weeks. During this time, you will need to avoid strenuous activity and protect your eye from injury.

Eyemantra is the best hospital for scleral buckle surgery. They have top doctors with over 20,000+ satisfied clients.

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