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Labtician Ophthalmics, Inc. has been at the forefront of silicone scleral buckle development since the earliest days of its acceptance as a viable surgical technique. In 1959, Labtician was cited as being the first manufacturer of silicone scleral buckles by Dr Louis Girrard (Houston, Texas) in a presentation to the Mid-Southern Section Meeting of the Association for Research in Ophthalmology.

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More than 50 years later, Labtician continues to introduce advancements in the field. 

In 1937, A. Jess (Germany) performed what may have been the first scleral buckling surgery using an explant when he used a gauze pad to temporarily indent the eye wall to approximate the retina with the choroid.

Many advances in scleral buckling materials and surgical techniques have been made since that time and will, no doubt, continue to be made. The basic concept, however, remains the same – create a controlled injury to the retinal pigment epithelium and retina at the site of the detachment to produce an adhesion. The scleral buckling technique is then employed to approximate the retinal breaks to the underlying retinal pigment epithelium by countering the modest vitreous pull. If successful, a retinal reattachment results.

Today, Labtician Ophthalmics, Inc. services our retinal specialists by offering the widest range of scleral buckle styles to satisfy their specific requirements. Our quality standards are the highest in the industry. We are constantly working to develop new and innovative products to assist in scleral buckle surgery. Two of the most recent styles include the Wong Buckling Sleeve and the Scholda Sponge. The Wong Buckling Sleeve is used to create an enhanced scleral indentation when placed directly over the break. The innovative Scholda Sponge profile creates an effective indentation while significantly reducing extrascleral height thus providing a better cosmetic appearance and increased patient comfort. Surgeons in over 70 countries worldwide rely on high quality Labtician scleral buckles every day. 

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