Retinal laser Photocoagulation
Retinal laser photocoagulation is a minimally invasive procedure used to seal or destroy leaking blood vessels in the retina that lead to serious retinal conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and macular edema. This procedure can also seal retinal tears and destroy abnormal tissue found in the back of the eye.
During laser photocoagulation, laser burns are made on the retina to target leaking blood vessels or treat the entire area to slow the growth of new abnormal vessels. While it cannot restore vision that has already been lost, it can reduce the risk of vision loss, a major complication of retinal diseases.
This procedure is performed with a topical anesthetic. The pupils is dilated. After it is possibile to do normal activity.
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