Scleral Buckle Surgery In Siliguri​

Scleral buckle surgery is a type of eye surgery that is used to correct strabismus or an abnormal alignment of the eyes. In scleral buckle surgery, the surgeon uses a surgical device called a scleral buckle to correct the alignment of the eyes.

The scleral buckle is a small, metal device that is inserted into the eye socket. The surgeon uses the buckle to move the eyes into their proper alignment. The surgery is usually done on children who have strabismus (an abnormal alignment of the eyes).

The scleral buckle surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure. After the surgery, the child may need to wear a bandage over the eye for several weeks. The child may also experience some temporary vision impairment after scleral buckle surgery. If you have any questions about this procedure or want to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at Mantracare

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Scleral Buckling Procedure

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The complete Scleral Buckling Surgery procedure takes about an hour. 

  • First, the surgeon numbs the area around the eye with an anesthetic. 
  • They then make a small incision in the lower part of the eyelid and use a microscope to take a look at the damaged sclera. 
  • If it’s just a minor tear, they may only need to stitch it up. 
  • However, if there’s significant damage, they’ll need to open up the lid completely and replace the torn sclera with new tissue.

Why Scleral Buckling?

Here are the key benefits of scleral buckling surgery:

  • Improved visionScleral buckling surgery can improve vision in patients who have difficulty wearing glasses or contacts. In some cases, the surgery can restore normal vision.
  • Decreased dependency on eyeglasses or contacts: After scleral buckling surgery, most patients no longer need to wear glasses or contact lenses. This reduces the amount of time they have to spend each day looking for and wearing glasses or contacts.
  • Reduced risk of eye diseases: Scleral buckling surgery can reduce the risk of developing certain eye diseases, such as cataracts and glaucoma.Improved quality of life: Scleral buckling surgery can improve a patient’s quality of life by reducing the need for regular visits to the doctor.
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Scleral Buckle Surgery Cost In Siliguri

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 Siliguri​

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

  • Punjabi Para
  • Sevoke Road
  • Bara Gharia
  • Champasari
  • Matigara
  • Hill Cart road
  • Bagdogra
  • Pradip Nagar
  • Kadamtala
  • Deshbandhu Para
  • Shanti Nagar
  • Hakim Para
  • Salugara
  • Dabgram
  • Uttorayon Township
  • Bankim Nagar
  • Fulbari
  • Bara Mohansingh
  • Mahananda Para
  • Jyoti Nagar
  • Babupara
  • New Rangia
  • Sukna
  • Uttar Palash
  • Barsadbhita
  • Naxalbari
  • Eastern Bypass
  • Nayapara
  • Subhas Pally
  • Palash
  • Khalpara
  • Pradhan Nagar
  • Saktigarh

Top Scleral Buckle Doctors in Siliguri

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 Siliguri after Scleral Buckle Surgery

Megha Kaushik

“My surgery was a huge success. I am feeling better than ever and my vision is perfect again.”

– Megha (Siliguri)

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 Siliguri 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 Siliguri, 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 Siliguri. They have top retina doctors with over 20,000+ satisfied clients.