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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.
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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.
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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"
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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.
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photocoagulation

n fotocoagulación f
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References in periodicals archive ?
Macular grid laser photocoagulation for branch retinal vein occlusion.
Progressive enlargement of laser scars following grid laser photocoagulation for diffuse diabetic macular edema.
Aiello et al., "Comparison of the modified Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study and mild macular grid laser photocoagulation strategies for diabetic macular edema," Archives of Ophthalmology, vol.
Modified grid laser photocoagulation was performed delivering 2 to 3 rows of 100-micron spots, 100 micron apart in the para-foveal region.
Branch Vein Occlusion Study Group reported in 1984 that grid laser photocoagulation was superior in improving visual acuity compared to the observation.
Johnson, "Grid laser photocoagulation for macular edema in bilateral juxtafoveal telangiectasis," Ophthalmology, vol.
Management of BRVO includes grid laser photocoagulation, steroids, or anti-VEGF agents.
Before the injection of intravitreal implant Ozurdex, each of the six eyes presented significant edema of the retina treated before with grid laser photocoagulation and three intravitreal injections of anti-VEGF factor.
Recalcitrant DME was defined as persistent macular edema with CFT [greater than or equal to]300 [micro]m, lasting 3 months after at least 3 intravitreal anti-VEGF and 3 IVTA injections with 2 sessions of focal grid laser photocoagulation. Exclusion criteria were intraocular surgery within the last 3 months, vitreoretinal interface pathology in the study eye that could prevent improvement, and any other ocular comorbidity contributing to significantly decreased vision.
Ophir et al, while studying the outcomes of grid laser photocoagulation on diffuse DME detected that in 16.7% of the eyes with treatment failure in terms of increase CMT above baseline level, after initial improvement, was due to presence of extra foveal VMT10.