Laser for Diabetic Retinopathy

 In Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina

Treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy is with monthly anti-VEGF or retinal laser. Anti-VEGF treatment is repeated every month. Pan Retinal Photocoagulation (PRP) laser acts as permanent anti-VEGF. Main side effects of PRP laser is light scatter and reduced peripheral visual fields.


Each yellow dot represents a laser spot. Multiple laser spots are needed all around to treat the proliferative form of diabetic retinopathy (PDR).