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Additional indications for a temporary balloon buckle.
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PMID:  6947606     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An operation for small retinal detachments that uses a balloon-tipped catheter as the buckling device was described in October, 1978. The balloon is inserted into Tenon's space through a small incision in the conjunctiva and is manoeuvred beneath the retinal break. Expansion of the balloon produces a buckling effect that causes the subretinal fluid to absorb. The balloon is withdrawn after 1 week. Permanent attachment is obtained by transconjunctival cryopexy around the break at the time of insertion or laser coagulation after the retina has re-attached. The balloon operation has become a preferred technique at the New York Hospital and has been used in 93 patients. Application is limited to retinal detachments caused by a single retinal break or group of breaks that together subtend less than one clock hour and that are located in the anterior two-thirds of the globe. The extent of the detachment has not proved to be a limiting factor.
H Lincoff; I Kreissig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transactions of the ophthalmological societies of the United Kingdom     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0078-5334     ISO Abbreviation:  Trans Ophthalmol Soc U K     Publication Date:  1980  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-02-22     Completed Date:  1982-02-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0200570     Medline TA:  Trans Ophthalmol Soc U K     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  550-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diplopia / prevention & control
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
Retinal Detachment / surgery
Scleral Buckling / methods*

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