J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1959 Dec;2(1):77-83.

12 Cases of Retinal detachmant by the scleral buckling procedure

  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Yonsei University Medical School, Korea.


12 cases of retinal detachment treated with scleral buckling Procedure of 4392 visitors the department of ophthalmology. Yonsei University medical school from Feb. 28th 1958 to April 30th 1959. 30 cases of retinal detachment were found 12 cases out of 30 received the scleral buckling procedure, and exhibited the following results. 1) a. Successful, b. Fair 3(25%), c. Failure 2(16.6%). 2) The shorter the duration of retinal detachment existed the better the resutls of the operation was. However in 2 cases of old retinal detachment lasted more than 7 months the results of the operation were also successful. 3) Results of the surgery were more favourable in the cases of having no definite hole. 4) In one case, retinal detachment was recurred a year after the first procedure and a secondary procedure was performed with fair results.

MeSH Terms

Retinal Detachment
Schools, Medical
Scleral Buckling*
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