The use of laser therapy in retinal diseases: Part I. Laser therapy methods Review article

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Katarzyna Warzecha
Agnieszka Tronina
Erita Filipek


Retinal diseases account for the vast majority of ophthalmologic disorders. Over recent years, laser-based approaches have been successfully used for treatment. Despite the introduction of other potentially innovative, beneficial, and successful therapeutic methods, lasers are still considered the gold standard. This review discusses the spectrum of currently available laser methods and new insights into novel perspectives and techniques of the laser management of retinal disorders. This review is divided into three sections. First, we present the methodology and spectrum of laser-based techniques. Second, we conducted a literature review to investigate existing knowledge of the laser management of diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, and vascular retinal disorders. Third, we outline the principles that guide the laser treatment of retinal tears, retinal degeneration, retinopathy of prematurity, age-related macular degeneration, and other retinal diseases.


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Warzecha K, Tronina A, Filipek E. The use of laser therapy in retinal diseases: Part I. Laser therapy methods. Ophthatherapy [Internet]. 2020Jun.30 [cited 2021Sep.22];7(2):123-7. Available from:
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