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What are the side effects of laser eye operations for ophthalmic strokes?

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Dr. John Odette
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Depends

Lots of assumptions here.
Assuming you are referring to either a artery or vein occlusion of the retina ("ophthalmic stroke"), laser is sometimes done to the retina to prevent further damage. Common side effects are minimal pain during the procedure and loss of vision wherever the laser procedure is done. Vision is already likely gone from the area if laser is being considered.

In brief: Depends

Lots of assumptions here.
Assuming you are referring to either a artery or vein occlusion of the retina ("ophthalmic stroke"), laser is sometimes done to the retina to prevent further damage. Common side effects are minimal pain during the procedure and loss of vision wherever the laser procedure is done. Vision is already likely gone from the area if laser is being considered.
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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology

In brief: No such thing

We dont treat ophthalmic strokes with laser.

In brief: No such thing

We dont treat ophthalmic strokes with laser.
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