Focal Laser

Macular edema is treated with laser surgery. This procedure is called focal laser treatment. Dr Hillson places up to several hundred small laser burns in the areas of retinal leakage surrounding the macula. These burns slow the leakage of fluid and reduce the amount of fluid in the retina. The surgery is usually completed in...

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Pan-Retinal Photocoagulation

During the first three stages of diabetic retinopathy, no treatment is needed, unless you have macular edema. To prevent progression of diabetic retinopathy, people with diabetes should control their levels of blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol. Proliferative retinopathy is treated with laser surgery. This procedure is called pan-retinal photocoagulation or PRP. PRP helps...

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Anti-VEGF Drugs

Certain anti-VEGF treatments are approved for a condition known as “wet” age-related macular degeneration (AMD), in which abnormal blood vessels grow underneath the retina. These unhealthy vessels leak blood and fluid that can swell and scar the macula (the central part of the retina), and vision loss may be rapid and severe. Since anti-VEGF therapies...

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Your Intravitreal Injection

Your appointment for intravitreal injection will most likely be at the Outpatient Clinic at OSMH. Most first injections and only a few other injections are done at the office. Make sure and take a shower or bath the night before or the morning of your injection day, as it is important to keep water out...

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