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Second opinion for retinal photocoagulation procedure?

Second opinion for retinal photocoagulation procedure?

Get one: The question is incomplete, but when in doubt always seek second opinion abd dont be afraid to ask questions. ...Read more

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What is laser photocoagulation?

What is laser photocoagulation?

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

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What is laser photocoagulation and what effect does it have?

What is laser photocoagulation and what effect does it have?

Need more info: 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

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What is the definition or description of: laser photocoagulation?

What is the definition or description of: laser photocoagulation?

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

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Would it be unusual for vision to be blurred a day after laser photocoagulation?

Would it be unusual for vision to be blurred a day after laser photocoagulation?

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

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What is the average cost of a laser photocoagulation procedure/surgery?

What is the average cost of a laser photocoagulation procedure/surgery?

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

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How effective is infrared photocoagulation in treating hemoroids? How does the cost compare to other surgeries?

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

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I had laser photocoagulation about two weeks ago to get rid of retinal tears/was that necessary?

I had laser photocoagulation about two weeks ago to get rid of retinal tears/was that necessary?

Absolutely: To prevent the tear becoming a retinal detachment. Detachments require full surgery, and that is much more serious than simpl laser. ...Read more

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What care should a patient receive after photocoagulation therapy on a detached retina?

What care should a patient receive after photocoagulation therapy on a detached retina?

Detached retina: Once the retina is attached, follow the instructions from your retina doctor. Sometimes, the head needs to be positioned a certain way for a period of time after surgery to optimize healing. Do not resume vigorous activity until your doctor gives you the ok. ...Read more