photocoagulation


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pho·to·co·ag·u·la·tion

 (fō′tō-kō-ăg′yə-lā′shən)
n.
Surgical coagulation of tissue by means of intense light energy, such as a laser beam, performed to destroy abnormal tissues or to form adhesive scars, especially in ophthalmology.

pho′to·co·ag′u·late v.

pho•to•co•ag•u•la•tion

(ˌfoʊ toʊ koʊˌæg yəˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
a surgical technique that uses an intense beam of light, as from a laser, to seal blood vessels or coagulate tissue.
[1960–65]
pho`to•co•ag′u•late`, v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
pho`to•co•ag′u•la`tive (-ˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.photocoagulation - surgical procedure that uses an intense laser beam to destroy diseased retinal tissue or to make a scar that will hold the retina in cases of detached retina
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
Translations

pho·to·co·ag·u·la·tion

n. fotocoagulación, proceso usado en cirugía óptica por el cual un rayo intenso de luz controlada (láser) produce una coagulación localizada.

photocoagulation

n fotocoagulación f
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Contract notice: supply, delivery, installation, commissioning, training in the use and maintenance of a photodisruptor laser and a peripheral and macular photocoagulation laser for an ophthalmic service.
Some of the treatment options available in India include laser photocoagulation, anti-VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) injections and combination therapy which includes laser and anti-VEGF treatment.
Objective: To study the outcomes of intravitreal injection of Bevacizumab and laser photocoagulation in the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME).
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The aim of this study was to review the effectiveness of diode laser photocoagulation in the treatment of epistaxis in patients with HHT.
Solid State Green laser photocoagulation and/or cryotherapy were applied to the lesions with help of indirect ophthalmoscope.
Although laser photocoagulation has been the standard treatment of DME for nearly three decades, superior outcomes can be achieved with novel, intravitreal anti-VEGF and steroid therapy.
Ophir et al, while studying the outcomes of grid laser photocoagulation on diffuse DME detected that in 16.
In cases of relapse, laser photocoagulation was performed under general anesthesia.
Treatment of T1ROP was laser photocoagulation of the avascular retina according to the ETROP guidelines.
In the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS), laser photocoagulation has proven to be effective in the reduction of visual morbidity for all eyes with (DME).
Ocular nonsurgical treatment includes intravitreal injections of steroids, antivascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) and laser photocoagulation.