Scleral surgery: Selected indications and techniques

Stephen J. Ryan, Morton F Goldberg

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Fifteen case histories illustrate a wide variety of indications and techniques for scleral surgery. No significant technical difficulties occurred during any of these procedures. Few post-operative complications ensued, and none caused serious consequences. In an attempt to arrest possibly progressive staphylomas, grafts can be performed on prophylactic bases. Such prophylactic surgical therapy may be useful in carefully selected circumstances, especially when trauma is likely to recur, or when elevated intraocular pressure is likely to develop.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-287
Number of pages27
JournalDocumenta Ophthalmologica: The Journal of Clinical Electrophysiology and Vision - The Official Journal of the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology and Vision
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1971
Externally publishedYes



  • Graft
  • Sclera
  • Staphyloma
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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