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Indian J Ophthalmol. 2019 Jun;67(6):973-974. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_712_18.

To remove the buckle or watch?

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Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreoretina Services, Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India.


Scleral buckling is one of the most effective modality for treatment of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment and in selected cases of retinopathy of prematurity. Although quite safe, it has its own set of associated morbidities. This report presents an interesting case, where the scleral buckle migrated posteriorly reaching up to the optic nerve.


Buckle migration; retinopathy of prematurity; scleral buckle

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