This type of laser is used in the treatment of retinal conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, usually in the form of pan-retinal photocoagulation or PRP.
The procedure takes place in the rooms at Northpoint Eye Care. Your eye is anaesthetised with drops. There may be minor discomfort with the procedure. It is well-tolerated by most people with minimal side effects and risks. You may be given drops to take for a week following the procedure, to help to prevent inflammation. You will need a support person to drive you home from the procedure. Follow-up will be arranged with your ophthalmologist.