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Mercy Eye Center
5085 Monroe St.
Toledo, Ohio 43623
Phone: 419-472-1113
Fax: 419-472-0618

Mercy Eye Center

Scleral Buckling


To repair a detached retina your Mercy Eye surgeon may opt to slightly reduce the circumference of your eyeball using a procedure called sclera buckling. First the surgeon will administer either local or general anesthesia and dilate your eye. Then the surgeon “freezes” the retinal tear (a process called cryopexy) and then sews a small band of silicone to the sclera or eye wall. The buckle will make a small indentation to push the eye wall against the retina, closing the separation between the retina and layers below. The buckle will prevent further separation and has been shown to repair more than 90% of all cases of retinal detachment.
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