FEB 06, 2019
Laser Surgery, Retina/Vitreous
In this 1-Minute Video, Dr. Sunir Garg offers suggestions for performing efficient panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) in the operating room. It is critial to keep the tip of the laser probe and the retina equidistant from each other to avoid the laser spots from becoming too hot or too light. When surgeons work tangental to the globe, it may be easiest to maintain this distance by moving the instrument up and down. In other cases, a lateral anterior-to-posterior or posterior-to-anterior approach is most efficient. These approaches help avoid the need to pull the instrument in and out of the eye several times during the procedure, which reduces efficiency and making it hard to maintain the appropriate distance.
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