Scleral Buckle Procedures for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment 

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scleral buckle surgery

Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) is a serious eye condition where the retina detaches from the underlying tissue, leading to vision impairment or loss if left untreated. 

The scleral buckle procedure is a crucial retinal detachment surgery in Abu Dhabi to restore visual function.  

What is a Scleral Buckle Procedure?

Scleral buckling is a surgical procedure for treating rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, characterized by fluid accumulation beneath the retina due to a tear or hole, potentially leading to vision loss if untreated. 

Symptoms may include  

Scleral buckling means that retinal surgeon fits and secures a silicone or sponge piece onto your sclera, commonly known as the white part of your eye. This buckle applies pressure, causing an indentation in your eye, which in turn pushes the retina back into its normal supportive tissues, facilitating reattachment. 

How Should I Prepare for Scleral Buckle Procedure?

Before the procedure, Dr. Madhava Rao, the retina specialist in Abu Dhabi, will discuss your medical history and the symptoms you’re experiencing.  

It’s crucial to inform him about all medications you’re currently taking, including supplements and over-the-counter products.  

He will guide when to cease eating and drinking the night before the procedure. This ensures you’re well-prepared and the surgery can be conducted safely and effectively. 

How Happens During a Scleral Buckle Procedure?

During a retinal detachment surgery in Abu Dhabi, several steps are typically involved: 

  • Anesthesia: During the scleral buckle procedure, Dr. Madhava will ensure your comfort and pain-free experience by discussing the best anesthesia options for you, considering your medical history and the complexity of the surgery. To keep your eye open, he’ll use a speculum. 


  • Incision: Once your eye is prepped, Dr. Madhava will make a small incision in the tissue surrounding your eye, known as the conjunctiva, to access the sclera, the white part of your eye. 


  • Placement of Buckle: With the sclera exposed, he’ll carefully place the buckle around your eye. This buckle may resemble a complete band or sponges positioned on outside of retinal break and detachment. Additional treatments, such as lasers or cryo freezing, may be performed to ensure the retina stays in place. 


  • Closure: After securing the scleral buckle and draining any necessary sub retinal fluid to reattcah the completely on table, Dr. Madhava will close the incisions with sutures, usually small ones that may not need removal. 


  • Protective Patch: Finally, your eye will be covered with a protective patch or shield to promote healing and prevent infection. 


Post-Recovery Instructions 

  • Use eye drops prescribed by the doctor. 
  • Avoid participating in strenuous activities, heavy lifting, or any tasks that could strain the eyes for the prescribed duration. 
  • Practice good eye hygiene by keeping the eye clean. 
  • Avoid exposure to irritants such as dust or smoke. 
  • Avoid swimming or exposing the eye to water until cleared. 
  • Adopt a nutritious diet and stay hydrated to aid in the healing process. 

What are the Risks or Complications of Scleral Buckle Procedure?

Possible complications of the scleral buckle procedure include: 

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Contact Dr. Madhava Rao for retinal detachment surgery in Abu Dhabi

Scleral Buckle Procedures are a crucial intervention for addressing Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment, offering patients hope for restored vision and improved ocular health.  

With the expertise of a skilled retina specialist in Abu Dhabi like Dr. Madhava Rao, who boasts a distinguished career spanning over two decades and over 14,000 successful surgeries, patients can trust to receive top-tier care and unparalleled results.  

If you or a loved one are facing retinal detachment, don’t hesitate to take the first step toward healing.  

Please reach out to Dr. Madhava Rao today to explore the possibilities of a Scleral Buckle Procedure in Abu Dhabi and reclaim your vision. 

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Ophthalmologist Education Award

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International Ophthalmology Scholar Award

Recognizing his significant contributions to the global ophthalmology community, this award highlights Dr. Rao's role in enhancing the understanding and treatment of eye diseases worldwide.

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