Panretinal photocoagulation laser or Retinal Laser is performed in proliferative diabetic retinopathy to avoid severe vitreous haemorrhage. The laser causes deterioration of the irregular blood vessels which develop at the back of the eye on the retina in diabetic patients.
The laser will take approximately fifteen to twenty minutes usually done to treat the proliferative diabetic retinopathy. There may be some discomfort during the laser. Nurofen or Panadol may be taken before the laser session if you believe you will require it. Following the laser, you may experience irritated eyes and blurred vision which may last a few days.