Scleral Buckling Surgery for Retinal Detachment

If the retina has become detached and the detachment is too large for laser treatment or cryotherapy alone, surgery is necessary to "reattach" the retina.  Without some type of retinal reattachment surgery, vision will almost always be completely lost.  There are three types of surgery for retinal detachment: 1) scleral bucking surgery, 2) pneumatic retinopexy, and 3) vitrectomy.