Photocoagulation Laser for Retinal tears
This refers to the application of a special laser on the retina for the retrenchment of tears, holes and other lesions of the retina, which may cause retinal detachment.
Retinal tears must be treated immediately, as they may result in retinal detachment.
Laser photocoagulation involves the emission of multiple bursts around the tear in 2-3 rows, which are transformed into a scar and thus “seal” the tear, minimizing the risk of a detachment.
This procedure requires the pupil to be well dilated and the laser application usually lasts 10-20 minutes in the practice with the patient in a sitting. The results of the laser application start showing from the fifth day when tissue adherence begins and reach maximum effect after 20 days.
After laser coagulation treatment, the patient must refrain from strenuous activities for about a month.