When is laser photocoagulation indicated in the management of diabetic retinopathy?

Updated: Sep 02, 2021
  • Author: Abdhish R Bhavsar, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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This involves directing a high-focused beam of light energy to create a coagulative response in the target tissue. In nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR), laser photocoagulation is indicated in the treatment of clinically significant macular edema.

Panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) is used in the treatment of PDR. [15, 16] It involves applying laser burns over the entire retina, sparing the central macular area.


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