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- PRP (Retinal Photocoagulation for Diabetic Retinopathy)
Panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) by laser treatment is the standard intervention for patients with high risk progressive* diabetic retinopathy (PDR) and it has been shown to reduce the risk of severe vision loss for eyes at risk by 50%.
- FLT (Retinal Photocoagulation for Diabetic Retinopathy)
This is an intervention that is commonly used to treat diabetic retinopathy, in which light energy is applied to the retina with the aim of stopping the growth and development of new blood vessels, and thereby preserving vision.
- YAG PI for Glaucoma
A YAG laser peripheral iridotomy is performed almost exclusively for patients with narrow angles, narrow angle glaucoma, or acute angle closure glaucoma. YAG PI involves creating a tiny opening in the peripheral iris, allowing aqueous fluid to flow from behind the iris directly to the anterior chamber of the eye.
- YAG Capsulotomy
This is a special laser treatment used to improve your vision after cataract surgery. It is a simple, commonly performed procedure which is very safe.
- SLT for Glaucoma
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, or SLT, is a form of laser surgery that is used to lower intraocular pressure in glaucoma. It is used when eye drop medications are not lowering the eye pressure enough or are causing significant side effects. It can also be used as initial treatment in glaucoma.