Retinal detachment repair is eye surgery to place a detached retina back into its normal position.
A detached retina means the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye has separated from its supporting layers
Photocoagulators are used to manage glaucoma and retina disorders like diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.
Visible light is delivered through the clear “window” at the front of the eye to cauterize leaky blood vessels and other targets beneath the retina.
Photocoagulation therapy on the other hand is a method of treating detachments (tears) of the retina (the layer of light-sensitive cells at the back of the eye) with a laser. The high-intensity beam of light from the laser is converted into heat which forces protein molecules in the affected tissues to condense and seal the tear.
The purpose of this procedure is to reattach a torn or detached portion of the retina and/or prevent further growth of abnormal blood vessels in the retina that can cause a detachment.