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Question:
Can I have a neck MRI after having a scleral buckle in 2007?

Answer:
In the vast majority of cases, the presence of a scleral buckle does not contraindicate having an MRI. However, a small percentage of scleral buckles are secured with a metal clip. If this is the case, then the "magnet" of the MRI could displace the buckle. You should ask your retinal surgeon whether or not a metal clip was used at the time of scleral buckle surgery.

Answered by: Paul Sternberg Jr., MD Dr. Paul Sternberg

Categories: Eye Surgery

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Answered: Sep 05, 2013

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