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Surgical treatment of superior bullous rhegmatogenous retinal detachments.
  1. M R Stanford and
  2. A H Chignell

    Abstract

    The results in 90 patients with superior bullous rhegmatogenous detachments operated on over a period of 10 years are presented. In only 70% of cases treated by scleral buckling, with or without drainage of subretinal fluid, was retinal reattachment achieved with a single operation. More recently the treatment of patients by external drainage, air injection into the vitreous cavity, and subsequent buckling has improved the success rate to 96%. It is suggested that the latter method be the surgical treatment of choice in such cases.

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