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Laser coagulation of retina

The retina (retinal envelope) is a thin layer, lining the fundus of the eye and consisting of thousands of nervous cells (photoreceptors) – rods and cones. Light, striking the photoreceptors, initiates the image. The retina is not closely attached to eye structures; therefore it can be easily damaged, broken and detached.

Unfortunately, a number of eye and somatic pathologies lead to the damage of the retinal envelope. These damages can result in ruptures or detachment of the retina with permanent loss of eyesight.

For prophylactic purposes some indications require laser coagulation of the retina. This method of treatment allows using laser coagulates to fix (“to glue”) damaged retina which decreases the risk of blindness considerably.

This is a painless, outpatient procedure with local drop anesthesia, lasting 10–20 minutes. In the majority of cases it does not affect vision acuity; a small percentage of patients note insignificant visual deterioration which is restored with time. In several hours after laser coagulation of the retina a patient can resume his normal daily activities.

Pathologies with recommended laser coagulation of the retina:

  • peripheral degeneration of the retina;
  • retinal tear flap, retinal detachment;
  • near-sightedness of a high degree with changes on the fundus;
  • edematous form of macular dystrophy with detachment of retinal neuroepithelium;
  • thrombosis of the central retinal vein or branch of central retinal vein;
  • diabetic retinopathy.
Warning! Laser coagulation does not improve your vision. This is a prophylactic procedure, aimed at preservation of optic functions, existing at the moment of coagulation.