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Scleral Buckle Opening – General Anesthesia

PROCEDURE IN DETAIL: After appropriate operative consent was obtained, the patient was brought supine to the operating room and placed on the operating room table. Induction of general anesthesia via endotracheal intubation was then accomplished without difficulty. The patient’s right eye was prepped and draped in a sterile ophthalmic fashion and the procedure begun. A wire lid speculum was inserted into the right eye and a 360-degree conjunctival peritomy was performed at the limbus. The 4 rectus muscles were looped and isolated using 2-0 silk suture. The retinal periphery was then inspected via indirect ophthalmoscopy.

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