Laser Treatment of the Retina

What is laser treatment?

Laser treatment involves using an intense beam of light (laser) that can be precisely focused to treat certain diseases of the retina. The retina is a delicate lining in the back of the eye where the images you see are made. Laser treatment is done to make sure your current level of vision lasts and to prevent any further loss of vision.

The 3 most common types of retinal disease treated with laser are:

  • Retinal holes or tears
  • Diabetic eye disease (diabetic retinopathy)
  • Other problems

 Retinal tear or hole Laser treatment seals the layers of the retina together. If not treated, fluid leaks through these tears or holes, causing these layers to separate and detach. This causes loss of vision depending on the degree of detachment.

 Diabetic eye disease (Diabetic retinopathy) Diabetes mainly causes 2 types of damage to the retina:

  • In the 1st type of damage, leakage from small blood vessels causes swelling which, if it happens in the center of vision, can blur vision. Laser treatment can be used in some patients to stop this leakage.
  • In the 2nd type of damage, blood vessels are blocked and new blood vessels grow into the eye where they can break and bleed. Laser treatment is used to stop these blood vessels from growing and lowers the risk of vision loss.

Other problems

1) Ocular problems due to abnormal blood vessels, such as Age related macular degeneration wet form (AMD), Retina vein Occlusion (BRVO,CRVO)

2) Central serous Choroidopathy

After the laser treatment

  • Your vision will be blurred right after your treatment.
  • The dilation drops will also cause blurred vision. This will clear in 3–4 hours.
  • Keep using your usual eye drops and medications.
  • Your doctor will tell you about any activities that you should avoid.
  • You will get a time for your next appointment.
  • Report any sudden loss of vision or severe pain to your doctor.
  • It is recommended that you do not drive on the day you have your laser treatment.

Our Laser Equipment

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NdYag Laser- Lightmed

  • Capsulotomy
  • Iridectomy
  • Floaterectomy
  • Suturectomy

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32nm Green Laser Iridex

  • Retina holes
  • Macular Edema
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Vein Occlusion
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty for Glaucoma

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