Informacje o zabiegu
Laser photocoagulation (PFC)
Laser photocoagulation (PFC) is a procedure performed in the treatment of various retinal diseases. The aim of procedure is to inhibit the progress of retinal lesions. PFC consists of laser destruction of new vessels, abnormal arteriovenous connections, retina swelling outbreaks and micronuclei. The duration of procedure is about 10 minutes.
The procedure can be performed also in the outpatient centers of ETER-MED Health Centre in Gdańsk, after obtaining a positive medical classification even on the day of visit and for patients above 14 years of age.
- some retina diseases
- diabetic retinopathy
- embolic-thrombotic lesions
- glaucoma (trabeculoplasty)
- retina tearing and degeneration
- minor changes in eyelids and conjunctivitis
Przeciwwskazania do zabiegu
- lack of the insight into fundus
- lack of cooperation with the doctor
- unable to maintain seated position
Drops are applied that cause pupil extensions and anesthesia drops, and then a tissue is irradiated with laser light, destroying abnormal retinal areas at the same time, or supplying holes or tears. A slight puncture during the procedure can be felt. For a few hours after surgery, the patient may have extended pupils, so driving is not recommended (about 3 hours after surgery).
Zalecenia po zabiegu
- complying with medical recommendations
- regular taking prescribed medicines
- eye healing control during visits (according to physician’s recommendations)