Geometric alterations produced by encircling scleral buckles. Biometric and clinical considerations.

@article{Harris1987GeometricAP,
  title={Geometric alterations produced by encircling scleral buckles. Biometric and clinical considerations.},
  author={Michael J Harris and Mark Scott Blumenkranz and John R Wittpenn and A J Levada and Robert Brown and Sandra Frazier-Byrne},
  journal={Retina},
  year={1987},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={14-9}
}
The geometric alterations induced in the human globe by the application of an encircling scleral buckle using an in vitro model are described. Both a thin, solid silicone band, and a thicker, oval element produces an encircling buckling effect of predictable height and width. With thin elements, height and width are a linear function of horizontal shortening of the band. A scleral buckle produced by horizontal shortening, irrespective of exoplant material, results in axial lengthening. In… CONTINUE READING