Some retinal detachments will require a scleral buckling procedure to be performed. In this procedure, a thin silicone band is placed underneath the outer covering of the eye (the conjunctiva) all the way around the eyeball. This gives the eyeball extra support to help the retina remain attached. The silicone band is typically left in place permanently, and cannot be seen once the eye has healed. The silicone band will not interfere with other medical procedures including CT scans or MRI.