Frequently Asked Questions
What is Retina Laser Surgery?
Retina Laser Surgery is a surgical procedure that is used to treat retinal conditions like diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, etc. Based on the initial diagnosis and patient’s medical condition, the retina lasers can be used to treat damaged blood vessels, repair retinal tears, remove newly formed blood vessels or tumors.
What are the advantages of Retina Laser Surgery?
Few of the advantages of Retina Laser Surgery are:
- Minimally invasive and safe procedure
- Minimal recovery time
- Patients can return to daily activities within 2-5 days of surgery
What are the indications of Retina Laser Surgery?
Retina Laser Surgery is indicated in the following conditions:
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Eye injury
- Retinal injuries or tears due to infections
- Retinal tumors
- Macular degeneration
- Retinal detachments
Who are the best surgeons to perform Retina Laser Surgery?
A certified and skilled Ophthalmologist who is well experienced in Retina Laser Surgery can perform this surgery.
What is the cost of Retina Laser Surgery?
Cost of Retina Laser Surgery depends on factors such as:
- Admission charges
- Consultation fee
- Patient age
- Type of hospital
- Patient consultation fee
Is Retina Laser Surgery a major surgery or minor surgery?
Retina Laser Surgery is a minor surgery as it involves the use of lasers to treat certain conditions of the eye, depending on the patient's medical condition and the procedure can be performed in an out-patient setting where the patient can go home on the same day after the surgery.
What are the risks and complications associated with Retina Laser Surgery?
Few of the risks and complications associated with Retina Laser Surgery are:
- Increase in ocular pressure
- Recurring retinal detachment
- Reaction to medicines
- Eye lens damage
- Dry eyes
- Blurred or loss of vision
- Reduced side or tunnel vision
How long does it take to complete Retina Laser Surgery?
Depending on the initial diagnosis and the medical condition of the patient, Retina Laser Surgery may take around 45 to 90 minutes to complete.
What is the recovery time for Retina Laser Surgery?
Individuals who undergo Retina Laser Surgery may take 2-5 days to recover completely.
What is the success rate of Retina Laser Surgery?
The success rate of Retina Laser Surgery depends on the following factors:
- Patient age and medical condition
- Experience of the surgeon
However, the success rate of Retina Laser Surgery maybe 85-90%.
Is Retina Laser Surgery Permanent?
Retinal Laser Surgery is a permanent surgery. However, in a few cases, the patients would require revision surgery depending on the medical condition and the extent of damage to the retinal tissue.
What are the long-term results of Retina Laser Surgery?
Few of the long term results/goals of Retina Laser Surgery are:
- Improved vision and visual acuity
- Treatment for glaucoma
- Prevention for further damage to the retina
- Treatment of cloudy or blurry vision
Can Retina Laser Surgery be detected in the future?
Retina Laser Surgery may or may not be detected in the future as it is a minimally invasive procedure.
What are the options if Retina Laser Surgery fails?
In case of a failed Retinal Laser Surgery, the doctor may perform revision surgery.