Argon retina laser has 2 large usage areas.
The first of these is the application of laser to ischemic retinal regions in diseases with retinal ischemia such as Diabetic Retinopathy.
The second is its use for holes, tears and thin areas in the retina. If these weak areas are not lasered, retinal detachment may develop and require much more severe treatment.
It is applied with local drop anesthesia and takes 5-10 minutes in experienced hands. It has become very fast and almost completely painless thanks to modern laser devices.
It is most commonly used in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.
Intraocular injections should be made under sterile conditions, in appropriate doses and on time. Patient follow-up and repeat injections when necessary are essential for success in treatment.
Vitrectomy is a type of eye surgery used to treat problems of the eye’s retina and vitreous.
Eye surgeons may recommend a vitrectomy if you have one of these diseases or conditions: