Side effects of buckles, in context of a related buckle surgery: 5 (/100) patients had postoperative complications. Two patients were steroid responders ..[..]. Two other patients experienced complications from the scleral buckle. One of them with a history of exotropia secondary to retinopathy of prematurity, experienced an exacerbation of the exotropia. The other patient complained of discomfort from the buckle. Both their symptoms improved with removal of the buckle.