Pan Retinal Photocoagulation
This procedure uses a high energy laser beam to treat the peripheral retina. It causes the abnormal blood vessels to shrink and frequently prevents their future growth. It also reduces the risk of vitreous bleeding and retinal detachment that might develop over time. Multiple laser treatments sessions might be necessary. Laser treatment does not cure diabetic retinopathy and does not always prevent further visual loss.
Some slight discomfort can occur with this surgery. Most people are able to tolerate this surgery without difficulties. It takes approximately 30 minutes and can be performed at the office.