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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer