LASER Treatments

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A diode laser lowers the eye pressure by essentially turning off some of the fluid-producing cells of the eye. This “turns the taps down” so that there is less fluid produced in the eye, therefore, less fluid to drain. The build-up of fluid decreases, and so does the build-up of pressure.

End Cycle Photocoagulation (ECP)

A procedure in which a laser is used to alter part of the ciliary body, which lies behind part of the iris (the colored part of the eye).


A laser beam is applied to the iris (the coloured part of your eye) next to the drainage channel. This causes contraction of the iris, which helps to open up the drainage channels. As a result, the aqueous humour flows through the channels better, which reduces the pressure in your eye


Laser procedure for narrow angle glaucoma
Laser iridotomy, also called laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI), is a method by which ophthalmologists create a microscopic hole in the iris using a laser to open the angle (or internal drainage system of the eye) in patients with narrow or closed angles.

Laser without detachment (holes, tear, lattice):

In some cases, laser treatment is used to seal the lattice degeneration and associated retinal holes. Laser treatment is a simple procedure that can be completed in the center. Laser is not effective in preventing retinal detachment in patients who have no symptoms. Therefore, prophylactic treatment for all lattice degeneration is not useful.

Photocoagulation (focal):

Focal laser is explained as a photocoagulation procedure wherein the laser is applied to vascular abnormalities and or leaking areas in the retina especially in the macular area (central area of the retina, essential for clear & accurate vision).

Panretinal Photocoagulation:

Panretinal Photocoagulation (PRP) is a type of laser treatment for the eye. It is used in people who have developed new abnormal blood vessels at the back of the eye in the retina or in the drainage system within the eyeball.


Is a form of laser surgery that is used to lower intraocular pressure in glaucoma. It is used when eye drop medications are not lowering the eye pressure enough or are causing significant side effects. It can also be used as initial treatment in glaucoma.

YAG Laser Capsulotomy:

The doctor uses a special laser, called a YAG laser, to make an opening in your posterior capsule. This opening lets light pass through the clouded capsule. The light then goes to the nerve layer in the back of your eye (retina). Light must reach your retina for you to see well.

YAG Vitreolysis:

Laser Vitreolysis is a medical procedure that involves the application of nanosecond pulses of laser to evaporate and dissect the vitreous opacities. Vitreous opacities, also known as floaters, are among the most common ocular conditions.

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