Retinal Laser

Retinal Laser

LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. It is a high energy beam of light which can be used to treat various retinal disorders. It is a non-invasive OPD (Out-patient Department) procedure.



HOW IS RETINAL LASER PERFORMED?
  • The eyes will need to be dilated prior to the treatment.
  • Laser can be delivered by Slit-lamp or indirect ophthalmoscopy.
  • Anaesthetic drops are applied before commencing slit lamp delivery of LASER.
  • You have to sit in front of the slit lamp with your chin on a chin rest (an attachment) and your forehead against the bar.
  • Doctor will apply a contact lens to your eye to visualise the retina, focus the laser beam on your retina. The procedure takes about 5-10 min .
WHY ARE RETINAL LASERS DONE?
Retinal Lasers are performed to treat various disorders of Retina like:
  • Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diabetic Macular Edema
  • Neovascularization due to retinal vein occlusions
  • Retinal Vasculitis
  • Central Serous Chorio-retinopathy
  • Peripheral Retinal Degenerations/ holes/ tears
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Retinal artery Macroaneurysm
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF RETINAL LASERS?
Pan- Retinal Photocoagulation (PRP)
  • Laser done to areas of no/ low blood flow (ischemic areas)
  • Away from centre of retina
  • PRP is done for disorders like - diabetic retinopathy, vein occlusions, vasculitis, retinopathy of prematurity
Focal laser
  • Laser done to areas of leakage.
  • Focal Laser is done for conditions like - Diabetic macular edema, Central serous chorio-retinopathy, Retinal artery macroaneurysm
Delimiting Laser
  • Laser done to seal breaks in the retina to prevent Retinal detachment
  • Delimiting laser is done for peripheral retinal degenerations, tears/ holes in retinal periphery

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Dr. Vinay Garodia

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MBBS (AIIMS), MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist) DNB,
MNAMS, FRCS (Eng)

Vitreoretina, Cataract and Refractive