Purpose: To compare the results of narrow encircling band surgery with standard encircling scleral buckling for retinal detachments (RDs) with intrabasal or unseen breaks. Methods: In a retrospective study, eyes with intrabasal or unseen breaks underwent narrow band implantation (group N) or standard encircling buckling plus wide tire placement (group W) and were followed for at least one year. Results: A total of 112 eyes including 39 eyes in group N and 73 eyes in group W were studied. Preoperatively visual acuity of eyes in group N was significantly better (1.55 ± 0.9 vs. 1.93 ± 0.9 logMAR, P = 0.043). The two study groups (N and W) were comparable in terms of the extent of RD (2.8 ± 0.96 vs. 2.8 ± 0.93 quadrants), interval to surgery (88.3 ± 176.4 vs. 71.9 ± 135.4 days) and percentage of visible breaks (56.4% vs. 63%), respectively (all P values > 0.05). More atrophic holes were present in group W and more dialyses were reported in group N. The single operation success rate at 12 months was 69.2% in group N and 74% in group W (P = 0.1). The single operation success rate for eyes with unseen breaks was also comparable (66.7% vs. 85.7%, P = 0.157). Final corrected visual acuity was also similar (0.63 ± 0.44 vs. 0.85 ± 0.69 log MAR). The only factor influencing success rate was the type of retinal breaks (P = 0.04). Type of scleral buckling did not affect the single operation success rate (P = 0.460). Conclusion: Narrow encircling band surgery is a possible option with acceptable single operation success rate for RDs with intrabasal or unseen breaks.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
- Retinal Detachment
- Scleral Buckling
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