Subliminal LaserTherapy for RetinalDisorders
How to treat retina today?
For a quarter of a century, laser photocoagulation has been considered a safe and effective treatment option for macular pathologies. Over the years, the development and introduction of new and innovative macular laser technologies has confirmed that, alongside intravitreal injections, photocoagulation laser therapy still plays a valuable role in the surgeons’ treatment armamentarium.
Today, ophthalmologists can offer their patients enhanced retinal treatment options, with greater safety and efficacy than ever before.
*Image courtesy of Alejandro Filloy Ruis, MD, Ph.D. – Tarragona, Spain
Subliminal laser therapy:
Unlike conventional thermal laser, Subliminal laser therapy is a non-damaging treatment mode based on a train of microsecond pulses.
It involves a series of repetitive laser pulses with intervals (cooling times) and produces a therapeutic treatment effect without inducing scarring or RPE damage on clinical examination during or after treatment.
Its use is dedicated to the treatment of macular diseases.
Several studies demonstrate that retinal destruction was required to control the neovascularization process in PDR. For peripheral conditions Multispot laser photocoagulation should be favored.