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Laser photocoag: Laser energy is focused light energy of one wavelength. The light is absorbed into the target that is known to absorb that wavelength of light well, sparing other structures. The energy then is transformed to heat in the target and that seals up the blood vessel by coagulating it. ...Read more
Laser coagulation or laser photocoagulation surgery is used to treat a number of eye diseases and has become widely used in recent decades. During the procedure, which is usually performed on an outpatient basis, a laser is used to finely cauterize ocular blood vessels to attempt to bring ...Read more
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Are you asking about retinal laser photocoagulaton, say for diabetes?
Diabetic retinopathy has two stages which may be treated with laser photocoagulation; macular edema, the most common, and proiferative diabetic retinopathy are both treated differently by the same laser.
"focal" laser is used to treat the leakage whereas "prp" is used to treat patients with proliferative diabetic retiopathy. ...Read more
Laser coag: Laser coagulation or laser photocoagulation surgery is used to treat a number of eye diseases and has become widely used in recent decades. During the procedure, which is usually performed on an outpatient basis, a laser is used to finely cauterize ocular blood vessels to attempt to bring about various therapeutic benefits. ...Read more
It depends: Patients that have focal laser or panretinal photocoagulation can develop swelling in the central part of their vision causing blurred vision. If this persists for more than a few days you should contact your treating physician. Occasionally patients need to be treated with medications to reduce swelling in the macula after laser. P. ...Read more
Yes: Depending on the reason for the laser photocoagulation, blurred vision could be expected. If you are concerned, please call your surgeon. ...Read more
Ask your surgeon: You will need to discuss this with the surgeon or doctor who will be performing the procedure. Or discuss with the surgeon's billing department to determine the cost. ...Read more
Can laser photocoagulation be used to treat macular degeneration? I'm 65 and was recently diagnosed with macular degeneration. I want to do whatever I can to prevent myself from going blind. Is laser photocoagulation a safe treatment to cure my condition?
Not really: Modern treatment of macular degeneration involves the use of laser photocoagulation less and less. Most people have dry macular degeneration which does not require surgical intervention. For those with the wet form, drugs are used much more than lasers today. Regardless of the treatment, we cannot cure macular degeneration currently. We can only manage it. ...Read more
Can laser photocoagulation be used to treat macular degeneration? I was recently diagnosed with the "dry" form of macular degeneration. Is having laser photocoagulation a treatment option available to me, and would this prevent further vision loss? .
Laser no help: Laser for dry macular degeneration has been studied well. Laser to the macula of dry amd patients makes drusen go away, so it looks better on exam. The laser does not change whether or not there is vision loss. Vitamin supplementation is the only proven preventive therapy, and reduces the risk of vision loss by about 25%. The vitamin formula now recommended is called areds 2 formula. ...Read more
Get one: The question is incomplete, but when in doubt always seek second opinion abd don't be afraid to ask questions. ...Read more
How effective is infrared photocoagulation in treating hemoroids? How does the cost compare to other surgeries?
See below: Bipolar, infrared and laser coagulation are generally effective for treatment of grade 1 and grade 2 hemorrhoids. It may be associated with higher recurrence rate compared to rubber band ligation, but with fewer side effects. Other options include sclerotherapy, open/closed surgical excision and stapled hemorrhoidectomy. Surgical intervention is usually more expensive than an office procedure. ...Read more
No alcohol, driving: NO alcohol and no driving for about one week after the procedure. No swimming, diving or anything that could raise your eye pressures. Avoid eye strain, and excess rapid movements of the eye during the same period. Also avoid raised systemic blood pressure, e.g. don't miss doses of anti-hypertensive agents. ...Read more
Zerona Costs: Zerona far reduction laser treatments are done as a series of 6 treatments over 2 weeks and sold as a package. The package usually costs $2-3000 and are cheaper if you do more than 1 package. Zerona is a great way to jump start weight loss or lose fat generally. Most people lose several inches from several areas. Though the fat cells are intact, most do not regain the fat. ...Read more
Can laser liposuction procedures be performed at clinics and offices? I'm considering getting some fat removed from my hips. Hospital costs are expensive so I would prefer to go to a clinic or office to have laser liposuction done if it's an option. Of co
Yes in an office: Laser liposuction is commonly performed in an office setting. This procedure is less invasive and painful than regular liposuction. It is generally done with local anesthesia in an office setting. Laser liposuction done properly in an office by an experienced plastic surgeon is actually more safe than having regular liposuction done with general anesthesia in a hospital. ...Read more
Consultation: It is best to arrange a consultation with a board certified facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, or dermatologist. Depending on the problem that you have, then recommendations will be given. Entire body treatments can take a lot of time and be costly, so be mindful and set priorities. ...Read more
Eye laser surgary! Hi, iam looking for good eye laser surgeon as iam planning to take eye laser treatment. Currently staying in fremont, ca. Please help me in getting eye surgeon near by. If possible let me know how much it costs for both eyes if I go
I invite you to come see us at eye associates of southern california in temecula, ca. Come enjoy wine country and be evaluated for modern, bladeless lasik performed by our cornea trained specialists. Price depends on the type of refractive laser surgery you need. Price ranges from $3500 to $5000 for both eyes. It's difficult to discuss exact cost without an evaluation. However, beware of clinics advertising extremely cheap rates.
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I have HPV warts around the anus - tough, flat warts. Unresponsive to Aldara, week 10. I cannot afford surgery costs, living in South Korea/difficulty speaking to doctors. Do I wait 1 year for laser treatment in Canada? Will it get worse?
Skin tags, warts: "Fleshy" genital bumps suggests skin tags, not warts -- but warts certainly are possible. Hard to say whether it I safe to delay effective treatment for your anal warts -- the longer you wait, the more difficult surgical or laser treatment may be, along with small risk of progression to anal cancer. There are excellent STD physicians in Seoul; keep looking, e.g. at a university medical center. ...Read more
You: You have more options than traditional surgery or liposuction to lose fat and sculpt your body. These new fda-approved lasers, radiofrequency & cooling technology devices offer safer alternatives to traditional surgery, minimal to no recovery time, with a lot less cost, essentially no risk for infection or scarring after the procedure. Some of these non-invasive fat removal procedures let you lose unwanted inches from the hips, waist, and/or thighs. We can target specific areas like love handles, buttocks, thighs or muffin tops. You will see noticeable results in 8 to 12 weeks or sooner. When you are ready for non-invasive fat removal procedure, choose a facility which has multiple devices so it is possible to match your situation with a correct device and customize a program for you. Devices include coolsculpting, zerona, liposonix, thermage and bella contour for non-invasive and liposuction and lasers for invasive more dramatic and expensive results. Also choose a facility with established track record of successfully treating patients with these devices. Only allow a board-certified dermatologist or physician assistant to treat you. ...Read more
Tiny blind spot: If the laser beam you glanced at was of sufficient power to cause damage, it would burn the light receptors in it s path, destroying the ability to see at that point. You would notice with the eye that got exposed, a tiny blind spot. This would gradually fade from your consciousness over time as the other eye would see at that point but you could always find it from the affected eye. ...Read more
Low risk procedure: A retinal tear can be surrounded by laser, which helps to prevent retinal detachment. One complication is that the treatment is not adequate, and a detachment happens anyway. There can be some discomfort during the laser procedure, but there is virtually no risk of inflammation, and no risk of infection. It is remotely possible that the laser could be applied to an unintended part of the retina. ...Read more
Laser sculpting: This is the use of a laser (termed femtosecond laser) to cut an opening in the lens for the ultrasonic probe to enter and remove the cataract. Some consider this more precise and safe than the capsulorhexis that is most commonly used now. Others think it is an expensive addition which adds time to the procedure and from which the long term results are no better than current methods. ...Read more
Why: Laser spine surgery carries with it the same dangers as conventional spine surgery. The real question is are there advantages of laser spine surgery over conventional spine surgery. According to a paper by the mayo clinic laser spine surgery does not provide any advantage over conventional spine surgery. There are no independent studies that have confirmed the benefits of the laser spine surgery over conventional spine surgery. Additionally there in the next the tremendous expense of laser spine surgery that cost approximately 2 to 3 times that of conventional. ...Read more