Laser Photocoagulation for Diabetic Retinopathy

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  • Focal laser

Focal treatment is used to seal specific leaking blood vessels in a small area of the retina

 

  • Pan retinal photocoagulation

a special laser is used to make tiny burns that seal the retina and stop vessels from growing and leaking.

The initial treatment usually consists of approximately 1,500-2,000 spots of laser per eye. This will be done in two or more sessions The goal of pan-retinal photocoagulation is to prevent the development of new vessels over the retina and elsewhere, not to regain lost vision. Laser photocoagulation is usually done as an outpatient procedure using a local or topical anesthetic that affects only the eye. You do not have to stay overnight in a hospital.