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What is an

Argon

Laser?

Argon Laser
Argon Laser

Laser treatment is common in eye surgeries, and the argon laser is generally used for retinal therapy. Retinal Argon Laser treatment is recommended for conditions such as vascular diseases, diabetes, retinal breakages and macular degeneration.

The laser stimulates the retina by creating heat in the retina through a precise focus to help swelling reduction, create scars in blood vessels or stop retinal tears from spreading or retina detaching. This procedure is painless and performed by expert surgeons at our hospital premises.

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Argon

Laser Treatment

After an initial consultation with your surgeon, local anaesthetic drops are used to numb the surface of the eye. Then the argon laser treatment begins and is a simple process that requires minimum time.

Following the treatment, the patient may experience blurred vision for a few hours, and some may also experience eye tenderness or slight discomfort. Pain is normally absent. The doctor may prescribe eye drops or cream. We advise against lifting heavy objects post this procedure. You may require more than one sitting, and the healing process is slow.

 
Argon Laser

YAG Laser

In order to correct posterior capsular opacification, Yag Laser is used. Posterior capsular opacification is a condition that sometimes may follow a cataract surgery. Also, in patients with peripheral iridotomy coupled with acute angle-closure glaucoma. Yag Laser is used in patients for all round retinal photocoagulation with diabetic retinopathy. It is a simple, common and safe procedure.

A laser is directed at the eye capsule to open it by making a small cut with the laser, light is directed to the back of the eye.

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YAG laser treatment

The pupil is dilated using eye drops, and the treatment is complete in just a few minutes. During the procedure, the laser is focused on opening the eye capsule. After the procedure, some eye drops may be put into the eye. Vision may not be very clear post this process, but will eventually clear off. There are no side effects normally. If there is a rise in pressure inside the eye, medication is given. You can consult our experts at Orbit Eye Hospital for further details about this procedure.