Scleral Buckle Surgery In Coimbatore​

Scleral buckle surgery is a popular procedure done to correct strabismus or misalignment of the eyes. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and typically takes around one hour. The surgery is done under local anesthesia and does not require any overnight stay. The scleral buckle surgery is a surgical procedure to realign the eyes. 

In simple terms, it is a corrective procedure that fixes an eye muscle so that it points in the same direction as the other eye. This can help to improve vision and relieve symptoms of strabismus (misalignment of the eyes). 

Dr. Shweta at Mantracare Coimbatore performs this type of surgery using a scleral buckle, which is a custom-made metal device that attaches to the eyeball by screws. This allows us to precisely realign the eye muscles and fix them in place.

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Scleral Buckling Procedure

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The complete Scleral Buckling Surgery procedure is as follows: 

  • The surgeon will make an incision on the eye’s upper surface near the eyebrow. 
  • The surgeon will remove tissue and fluids from the area.
  • The surgeon will create a pocket in which to place the eye.
  • The surgeon will gently stretch the sclera (the white part of the eye) to form a flexible band around the outside of the eye.
  • The sclera is then Buckled, or crimped, against the eyeball to hold it in place.
  • A small amount ofglue is applied to the band and the eye is closed.

Why Scleral Buckling?

Scleral buckling surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that offers patients many benefits. These include:

  • Reduces eye fatigue and stress.
  • Improves overall vision.
  • Provides a more comfortable and natural appearance.
  • Eliminates the need for eyeglasses or other corrective devices.
  • Is safe and effective for both adults and children.
  • Can be performed on an outpatient basis.
  • May be able to eliminate the need for corneal transplantation in some cases.
cross sectioned eye showing scleral buckle

Scleral Buckle Surgery Cost In Coimbatore

The cost of scleral buckle surgery varies depending on the severity of the retinal detachment and the number of bands that are needed to repair the retina. In general, scleral buckle surgery costs varies between ₹55,000 to ₹70,000. Scleral buckle surgery is typically covered by health insurance plans.

Scleral Buckle Surgery Hospitals in Coimbatore​

There are several scleral buckle eye hospitals in Coimbatore, including MantraCare Coimbatore, Eye Clinic Coimbatore, Eye Center Coimbatore, and Eye Mantra Coimbatore. EyeMantra is one of Coimbatore’s leading scleral buckle treatment center, with over 100,000 eyes operated by its doctors. Our hospitals in Coimbatore are accessible from the following areas :

  • KK Pudur
  • RS Puram
  • Ramanathapuram
  • Saibaba Colony
  • Sivananda Colony
  • Siddhapudur
  • Bharathiyar Road
  • Marudamalai Road
  • Bharathi Nagar
  • Saravanampatti
  • Avinashi Road
  • Chinnavedampatti
  • Ram Nagar
  • Big Bazaar Street
  • Peelamedu
  • Race Course road
  • Edayar Street
  • Ganapathy
  • Trichy Road
  • Avarampalayam Road
  • Vadavalli
  • Vedapatti
  • Sanganoor
  • Nanjundapuram
  • Sowripalayam
  • Velandipalayam
  • Mettupalayam
  • Puliyakulam Road
  • VKK Menon Road
  • R K Puram
  • Pappampatti
  • Dr Jaganathan Nagar
  • Thadagam Road
  • GV Residency Road
  • Kothari Layout
  • Manikarampalayam
  • Lakshmi Mills Junction
  • Krishnaswamy Nagar
  • NGGO Colony
  • Sathy Road
  • K Vadamadurai
  • Perur Road
  • Kalappa Naicken Palayam
  • Kinathukadavu
  • Sri Vignesh Nagar
  • Kallipalayam
  • Goods Shed Road
  • Singanallur-Vellalore Road
  • Venkitapuram
  • Bharathi Colony
  • Kurumbapalayam
  • Thondamuthur Road
  • Vadugapalayam
  • Gurusamy Nagar
  • Cholan Nagar
  • Kuniyamuthur

Top Scleral Buckle Doctors in Coimbatore

Dr. Shweta Jain
Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, LASIK
Dr. Neha Wadhwa
Dr. Saurabh Jain
Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, LASIK
Dr. Harleen Kaur
Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, LASIK

Happy Patients from Coimbatore after Scleral Buckle Surgery

Megha Kaushik

“I am glad I had the surgery done. I was terrified before and now there is no pain or discomfort, it really feels like all the hard work has paid off.”

– Megha (Coimbatore)

Frequently Asked Questions

Scleral buckle surgery is a type of eye surgery that is used to treat retinal detachments. The surgery involves placing a band around the outside of the eye, which helps to hold the retina in place. The surgery is usually done in combination with other procedures, such as laser surgery or vitrectomy. MantraCare Coimbatore offers one of the best facilities & doctors for Scleral buckle surgeries.

There are several risks associated with scleral buckling such as:

  • Infection: There is a risk of infection associated with any surgery, and scleral buckling is no exception. 
  • Bleeding: There is also a risk of bleeding during or after scleral buckling surgery. 
  • Retinal Detachment: One of the more serious risks associated with scleral buckling is retinal detachment. This occurs when the retina becomes separated from the back of the eye and can lead to vision loss. 
  • Glaucoma: Another potential complication of scleral buckling surgery is glaucoma. This occurs when the pressure in the eye increases, which can damage the optic nerve and lead to vision loss.

At MantraCare Coimbatore, the scleral buckle surgery costs around Rs. 55,000. The cost varies based on the complexity of the case and the procedure used.

Recovery from scleral buckle surgery usually takes one to two weeks. During this time, you will need to avoid strenuous activity and protect your eye from injury.

Mantracare is one of the best hospital for scleral buckle surgery in Coimbatore. They have top retina doctors with over 20,000+ satisfied clients.