Retinal diseases are primarily treated using laser surgeries. A laser is a coherent, focused light ray that precisely hits the diseased tissue. As the eye gradually heals from this small damage, it also corrects the underlying retinal disease.
Although there are different types of lasers used by experts to treat eye diseases, there are very few which are used for the retina. The most common one used is a thermal laser. It helps in sealing tears in the retina, closing the leaking capillaries, and destroying abnormal blood vessels. LTK (laser thermal keratoplasty) is another technique that reshapes the cornea and corrects far-sightedness.
MicroPulse Laser Treatment
MicroPulse laser therapy is a safe and effective solution for the treatment of retinal diseases and glaucoma. This technique uses repetitive, low-energy laser pulses that are separated by brief rest periods. It is sometimes preferred over other treatments because it reduces or eliminates the risks and collateral effects associated with other laser treatments. Another benefit of this treatment is that it can be safely repeated if required.
MicroPulse laser therapy is usually recommended for controlling the intraocular pressure (after the medicines cannot control it anymore) and treating glaucoma. However, you might need to take glaucoma medications even after this surgery.
What Retinal Diseases Can Be Treated With Laser Surgery?
The retinal specialists at Empire Retina have been successfully using Thermal and MicroPulse Laser Therapy for the treatment of: