a surgical technique using an intense beam of light from a laser or a xenon-arc bulb to seal blood vessels or coagulate tissue, used primarily in ophthalmology to repair detached retinas or to treat certain kinds of retinopathy.
Focal laser photocoagulation is used to treat macular edema.
To determine whether photocoagulation helps prevent severe visual loss from proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
One of the treatment techniques requiring standardization is laser photocoagulation treatment of diabetic macular edema.
The development or worsening of macular edema following full scatter photocoagulation is a well recognized occurrence.
photocoagulation in Medicine
photocoagulation pho·to·co·ag·u·la·tion (fō'tō-kō-āg'yə-lā'shən) n. Surgical coagulation of tissue by means of intense light energy, such as a laser, performed to destroy abnormal tissues or to form adhesive scars, especially in ophthalmology.