Ciliochoroidal detachment following scleral buckling surgery for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
Kawahara; Nagai; Kawakami; Ida; Takeuchi; Uyama
Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology 44(6): 692-693
Purpose and Methods: We observed the peripheral choroid, ciliary body, and depth of the anterior chamber by ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) in 31 eyes with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment before and after scleral buckling surgery. Scleral encircling was performed in 11 eyes and segmental scleral buckling in 20 eyes. Results: With UBM, ciliochoroidal detachment was detected in all eyes (100%) following scleral encircling and in 8 eyes (40.0%) following segmental scleral buckling. After scleral encircling procedure, the eyes with preoperatively bullous and wide retinal detachment showed a severe ciliochoroidal detachment and edema of the ciliary body. Shallowing of the anterior camber occurred in all 11 eyes (100%) after scleral encircling and in 12 of 20 eyes (60.0%) after segmental scleral buckling. Marked shallowing with closure of the angle and elevated intraocular pressure occurred in 2 eyes. Conclusion: The results showed that careful postoperative examinations for the anterior segments, chamber angle, and intraocular pressure are necessary with slit-lamp examination and applanation tonometry after scleral buckling surgery.