Research Title: Suprachoroidal Buckling Versus Scleral Buckling for the Treatment of Phackic Retinal Detachment
Sponsor: Georgia Retina, P.C.
Principal Investigator: Jay Stallman, M.D., FACS
Description: The purpose of this research study is to compare the new surgical technique, Suprachoroidal buckling, with the established surgical procedures (Pneumatic Retinopexy, Scleral Buckling and Pars Plana Vitrectomy) for retinal detachment repairs. This new technique can offer fewer side effects than the established techniques and has been shown to be effective in prior studies in Europe. Currently, Suprachoroidal buckling is not approved for use in the United States and its use in this study is investigational.
Start Date: October 2016
Project Personnel: David Chin Yee, MD; Stephanie Vanderveldt, MD
Location(s): Ambulatory Surgery Center; 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Building 2, Suite 593, Sandy Springs, GA 30342