Laser treatment for retinal diseases
Laser treatment of the retina is a modern and friendly way to address one of the most delicate structures of the eye. This type of treatment is unique and has no alternative in case of:
• "Lattice" degeneration of the retina,
• Macular degeneration of the "snail trail"
• Central retinal vein occlusion,
• Age-related Maculodystrophy,
• Vascular pathology,
• vascular eye diseases, for example retinal vascular changes in diabetes,
• pathological changes in the retina.
Currently myopia is a common pathology. Since this is a disease predisposed to progression, the way how it will evolve can be unpredictable. In myopia are detected changes in the anatomy and physiology of the eye: eye length is increased and in the result occurs an extension of the membranes and retinal peripheral thinning.
The most dangerous form of retinal dystrophy are peripheral retinal breaks. Patients with retinal breaks present a risk of retinal detachment. The patient can not feel any symptoms for a long period of time due to the peripheral positioning of dystrophic changes. In case of retinal detachment, occurs a sharp decline in vision or loss of vision, which in many cases is irreparable. Ruptures and thinning of the retina appear not only in people with nearsightedness. These can affect middle-aged and older people as a result of hemodynamic disorder, age-related phenomenon, in the people with farsightedness. Less often can affect also people with normal vision.
Retinal laser photocoagulation is done without contact, there is no need for special training and it is performed on an outpatient basis. There is no need for general anesthesia during surgery and the procedure does not cause bleeding. In addition, it doesn’t take much time - a session lasts about 10-20 minutes. After hardening of the arteries that nourish the retina, the patient can return to his normal way of life, even on the same day.