Anatomical and Visual Outcome of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Managed with Scleral Buckling at a Tertiary Eye Centre in Nepal

  • Roshija Khanal Rijal Lumbini Eye Institute, Bhairahawa, Nepal
  • Raghunandan Byanju Bharatpur Eye Hospital, Bharatpur, Nepal
  • Araniko Pandey Lumbini Eye Institute, Bhairahawa, Nepal
  • Deepesh Mourya Akhand Jyoti eye Hospital, Bihar, India



Objective: To study the anatomical status and visual outcome of scleral buckling surgery in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) at tertiary eye care center in Nepal.

Method: This is a prospective, noncomparative, consecutive, interventional study of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment managed with scleral buckling surgery performed in Lumbini Eye Institute, Nepal. All the patients underwent surgery by a single experienced surgeon and had at least 3 months follow up.

Result: A total of 50 patients (50 eyes) were operated, 38 males and 12 females, with a mean age of 39.46. Retinal reattachment was achieved in 46 (92%). Improved best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was seen in 84%, whereas in 8% BCVA was same and deteriorated in another 8%.

Conclusion: Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment is one of the common causes of visual impairment and blindness. Timely surgical management with scleral buckling surgery can give good anatomical and visual outcome. 

Keywords: retinal detachment, scleral buckling, vitrectomy, pneumatic retinopexy  
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