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1. A clasp for fastening two ends, as of straps or a belt, in which a device attached to one of the ends is fitted or coupled to the other.
2. An ornament that resembles this clasp, such as a metal square on a shoe or hat.
3. An instance of bending, warping, or crumpling; a bend or bulge.
v. buck·led, buck·ling, buck·les
1. To fasten with a buckle.
2. To cause to bend, warp, or crumple.
1. To become fastened with a buckle.
2. To bend, warp, or crumple, as under pressure or heat.
3. To give way; collapse: My knees buckled with fear.
4. To succumb, as to exhaustion or authority; give in: finally buckled under the excessive demands of the job.
Phrasal Verbs:
buckle down
To apply oneself with determination.
buckle up
To use a safety belt, especially in an automobile.

[Middle English bokel, from Old French boucle, from Latin buccula, cheek strap of a helmet, diminutive of bucca, cheek.]


(Cookery) another name for a bloater
[C20: from German Bückling]
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Corneal surface changes after pars plana vitrectomy and scleral buckling surgery.
Scleral buckling was performed in both eyes as an initial intervention and resulted in postoperative retinal attachment in the right eye (Figures 3, 4, 5).
Scleral buckling (SB), primary pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), and pneumoretinopexy (PR) are the surgical procedures to treat primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD).
Optional surgical procedures include: 1) laser surgery or photocoagulation; 2) cryosurgery; 3) vitrectomy; 4) pneumatic retinopexy; and, 5) scleral buckling. Retinal detachments do not get better without treatment.
In the first decade the patient underwent lensectomy, vitrectomy and scleral buckling in each eye for total retinal detachment.
In the upper nasal quadrant a dome shaped lesion was detected, which arose with a differential diagnosis with scleral buckling extrusion, tumor, dermoid, ocular cysticercosis, and abscess (Figure 1(a)).
Out of 21, 19(90.47%) eyes underwent pars plana vitrectomy with silicone oil (SO) and 2(9.52%) underwent primary scleral buckling surgery.
Different surgical interventions were undertaken depending on the type of retinal detachment and sixteen (25%) cases underwent scleral buckling & rest required vitrectomy.
Scleral buckling, pneumatic retinopexy and pars plana vitrectomy are effective at reducing tractional forces and are often combined with cryopexy or laser photocoagulation to create a fluid barrier and seal the retina (see Figure 4).
Contributed by ophthalmologists from Europe, the US, and Israel, the 19 chapters address the surgical and nonsurgical management of vitreoretinal disorders, including diabetic retinopathy; diabetic macular edema, with discussion of the use of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs and diagnosis; proliferative diabetic retinopathy; the complications and management of diabetic vitrectomy; retinal venous occlusions; rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, including vitrectomy, scleral buckling materials, and pneumatic retinopexy; the use of prophylaxis for retinal detachment; retinal detachment due to giant tears or dialysis; macular hole surgery; vitrectomy for epiretinal membranes; Irvine-Gass syndrome; and endophthalmitis.
Exclusion criteria were: 1) duration of the retinal detachment longer than one month, 2) complicated retinal detachment in which SBS could not be performed (multiple retinal tears localized in more than 2 quadrants, gigantic tear, posterior tear, unreachable for scleral buckling, extensive proliferative vitreoretinopathy), therefore indicated for vitrectomy, 3) associated ocular pathology (amblyopia, cataract, glaucoma, corneal or macular diseases) or a history of a previous eye surgery or ocular trauma, 4) systemic diseases such as: diabetes, neurological diseases.
* The hospital will be equipped to undertake advanced diagnosis and treatment involving laser photocoagulation and surgical management involving vitrectomy, scleral buckling and intravitreal injections under one roof, serving the needy in their neighborhood.