Epiretinal membranes exert a perpendicular force on the retina that is directed toward the center of the vitreous cavity and tends to elevate the retina from the retinal pigment epithelium. A scleral buckle changes the eye wall from concave to convex and reverses the direction of the vector force oriented perpendicular to the eye wall. Therefore, when a scleral buckle is used, the force from an epiretinalmem-brane pulls the retina toward the retinal pigment epithelium instead of causing retinal detachment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Ophthalmology|
|State||Published - Oct 15 1986|
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