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Secondary pneumatic retinopexy for failed scleral buckle
  1. Divya Balakrishnan and
  2. Avadhesh Oli
  1. Smt Kanuri Santhamma Centre of Vitreoretinal Diseases, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Divya Balakrishnan, drdivyabalu{at}


Scleral buckle (SB) is a well-established modality to treat retinal detachment (RD). The surgery can fail because of various reasons. This case highlights the role of secondary pneumatic retinopexy (PR) for dealing with recurrent RD after SB surgery. This modality of treatment could be explored before taking up patients for vitrectomy, especially in cases of retinal break without proliferative vitreoretinopathy. In the case presented, secondary PR could save another major surgery and good outcome was achieved with less invasive option.

  • macula
  • retina
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  • Contributors DB: manuscript and data. AO: manuscript draft, data and investigations.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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