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Scleral Buckle Opening – Local 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. After intravenous sedation was administered a retrobulbar block consisting of 2% Xylocaine with 0.75% Marcaine and Wydase was administered to the right eye 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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