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A matched study of primary scleral buckle placement during repair of posterior segment open globe injuries
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    Dear Editor

    The authors read with interest the comments made by Dr Arevalo and colleagues.[1] We certainly agree that new breaks may develop in the vitreous base region within 2 clock hours of the scleral wound. Because of this, we advocate the use of encircling scleral buckles (3.5-5 mm wide) as opposed to segmental scleral buckles in patients undergoing primary open-globe injury repair.

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    Primary scleral buckle placement during repair of posterior segment open globe injuries
    • J. Fernando Arevalo, MD
    • Other Contributors:
      • Carlos F. Fernandez MD, and Aristides J. Mendoza MD

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the recent article by Dr Arroyo et al.[1] They are to be commended on a very interesting study to compare the visual and anatomical outcomes of patients who underwent primary scleral buckle (SB) placement during posterior segment open globe repair with matched control patients who did not undergo primary SB placement.

    Prophylactic scleral buckle of posterior se...

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