Effect of scleral buckling on vector forces caused by epiretinal membranes

Ronald G. Michels, John T. Thompson, Thomas A. Rice, David Freund

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-451
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume102
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 15 1986

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Scleral Buckling
Epiretinal Membrane
Retina
Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Retinal Detachment

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Michels, R. G., Thompson, J. T., Rice, T. A., & Freund, D. (1986). Effect of scleral buckling on vector forces caused by epiretinal membranes. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 102(4), 449-451.

Effect of scleral buckling on vector forces caused by epiretinal membranes. / Michels, Ronald G.; Thompson, John T.; Rice, Thomas A.; Freund, David.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 102, No. 4, 15.10.1986, p. 449-451.

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Michels, RG, Thompson, JT, Rice, TA & Freund, D 1986, 'Effect of scleral buckling on vector forces caused by epiretinal membranes', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 102, no. 4, pp. 449-451.
Michels RG, Thompson JT, Rice TA, Freund D. Effect of scleral buckling on vector forces caused by epiretinal membranes. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1986 Oct 15;102(4):449-451.
Michels, Ronald G. ; Thompson, John T. ; Rice, Thomas A. ; Freund, David. / Effect of scleral buckling on vector forces caused by epiretinal membranes. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1986 ; Vol. 102, No. 4. pp. 449-451.
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