Dominik Odrobina, Janusz Michalewski, Zofia Michalewska, Jerzy Nawrocki (Lodz, Poland)

Advantages:

Should the training of young vitreoretinal surgeons begin with learning scleral buckling?

Methods:

Analysis of the difficulties in the various stages of the operation and evaluation of results in the second year of scleral buckling surgery.

Effectiveness / Safety:

Scleral buckling, as a treatment for retinal detachment, should not be disregarded. Evaluation of the relationships between the vitreous and retina that can be observed during surgery and in the postoperative period helps to understand the pathology of retinal detachment. Learning scleral buckling can truly prepare the young surgeon for performing vitrectomy.

Take home message:

Every surgeon should be able to properly and efficiently perform scleral buckling.