New! The latest generation EasyRet 577 nm laser – as effective as the classic laser, but much gentler on the retina01.11.2020
Dr. Solveiga Čivljaka, ophthalmologist of Capital Clinic Riga, offers treatment of eye diseases with EasyRet 577 nm laser device of the the latest generation. It is suitable for coagulation of the retina in case of various retinal diseases.
The EASYRET yellow laser is used in case of the following retinal diseases:
- diabetic retinopathy;
- diabetic macular oedema;
- central serous chorioretinopathy;
- retinal peripheral degeneration;
- retinal rupture;
- in case of other retinal diseases.
The advantages of the EASYRET yellow laser compared to lasers with other wavelengths:
- sparing effect on the retinal tissue and nerve fibres, as the impact is based on photobiochemical reactions rather than thermal effect;
- the laser procedure is more comfortable for the patient, less painful and quicker;
- the yellow laser beam causes less light scattering and requires lower energy level, therefore, it only treats the sore spot of the retina without damaging the healthy retina nearby;
- yellow laser has much lower heat diffusion and less damage to the nerve fibre layer of the retina which does not cause visual field defects, which is important for people of certain professions;
- it can be used in patients with a cloudy lens or cataract;
- more sparing treatment of the central part of the retina – the macula – is ensured.
Most common symptoms of eye diseases when laser therapy of the retina is recommended:
- sparks in the eyes,
- spots in front of the eyes,
- visual impairment in diabetic patients.
Micropulse or low-threshold or subliminal laser.
It is used in case of central serous chorioretinopathy and diabetic macular oedema (central part of the retina).
Unlike the traditional retinal laser, SubLiminal® micropulse or low-threshold laser therapy does not use a continuous wave laser, which causes tissue heating effect.
The principle of micropulse laser therapy is based on tissue stimulation using very short laser pulses lasting microseconds, followed by a period of tissue cooling. It protects against retinal damage.
No laser coagulation is visible in the retina after application of the micropulse laser.
How is retinal laser treatment session carried out?
Before retinal laser therapy, pupil dilating and anaesthetic drops are administered into the eye.
The patient is seated in front of a slit lamp or biomicroscope. Before the procedure, a gel-filled lens is placed on the surface of the eye, through which the retina is treated with the laser.
After laser treatment, there is a blinding sensation, which disappears shortly after the procedure. Blurred vision and increased sensitivity to light persist for approximately two hours after the drops were used. The duration of the procedure depends on the surface of the retina to be treated and on the cooperation between the patient and the doctor. In case of blocking and micropulse of the retinal tear, it lasts approximately 15 minutes, but if panretinal laser coagulation of both eyes is required in case of diabetic retinopathy, it can last up to one hour.
On the day of retinal laser therapy, you should avoid driving a car and it will be difficult to do any work that requires straining your eyesight at close range. If laser treatment is carried out to block a retinal tear, the patient should avoid lifting heavy weight for some time (about one month) after the laser procedure.
- Pantretinal laser photocoagulation (1 session) 60.00 €
- Focal retinal laser photocoagulation 70.00 € - 90.00 €
- Retinal tear block for one eye 60.00 € - 90.00 €
- Micropulse/low-threshold laser therapy 60.00 €
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