Ophthalmic advices:Endophotocoagulation

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Endophotocoagulation is a surgical technique to treat with laser sufferings of the retina and vitreous. Refers to laser photocoagulation surgery performed on the eye from within. Endophotocoagulation laser is applied in the operations of various retinal diseases such as retinal tears or injuries that may predispose to retinal detachment and vascular diseases of the retina as the diabetic retinopathy and venous occlusions.


The action endophotocoagulation laser is based on creating a scar on the retina. The laser can tear seal the retina and treat a retinal detachment. The laser in vascular diseases of the retina (diabetic retinopathy, venous occlusions) prevents the formation of new vessels and prevent bleeding or new bleeding and prevent bleeding from malfuncionantes vessels and prevent the development and control the glaucoma neovascular.


The indications endophotocoagulation reserve retina in some operations together using vitrectomy.


The decision for surgery should be in accordance with the patient and the ophthalmologist, assessing the state of the eye and especially the retina. It requires a complete ophthalmic examination under examination pupil dilation in order to review the retina.


Endophotocoagulation procedure is performed in most cases with local anesthesia, anesthetizing the area around the eye. Many interventions sedation is added. Intervention can take an hour depending on the disease of the retina that is. The result of the operation and the patient's recovery depend largely on the degree of retinal detachment and discussed. In favorable cases recovery can be quickly and satisfactorily although the prognosis can be booked in other cases.