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Argon laser treatment for eye problems related to the back of the eye (retinal problems). The retina is a delicate tissue lining the inside of the eye and the macula is a small area at the centre of the retina. The macula is responsible for detailed vision such as reading, writing and colour vision.

What eye conditions can be treated by Argon laser?

Three common conditions treated by Argon laser are diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion and retinal tears.

What are the symptoms?

Narrow-angle glaucoma treatment: 

An argon gas laser is used for trabeculoplasty for narrow-angle glaucoma. It improves the drainage of the aqueous humor (eye fluid).

Diabetic retinopathy:

In diabetic retinopathy, the blood vessels of the retina may become blocked or leak blood or fluid. Complications from this can result in serious loss of eyesight. As long as the macula is not affected, there are no symptoms. Also new vessels may develop on the retina and these can bleed into the eye and affect vision. Abnormal blood vessel growth over the retina in people with diabetes with uncontrolled sugar levels can cause swelling and scarring of the retina. These blood vessels can be burnt with an argon laser to improving vision.

Retinal vein occlusion:

Retinal vein occlusion occurs when there is a blockage in a retinal vein. The retina requires a constant blood supply. A blockage in a vein can affect eyesight. The used blood is unable to drain away from the retina properly causing swelling and bleeding. This causes damage to the retina. The extent of this painless sight loss depends on where the blockage takes place.

Retinal tears:

In retinal tears, a part of retina is torn for various reasons and sometimes serious loss of vision can occur. Small tears in the retina in individuals with high myopia or other diseases can be repaired with an argon laser. This prevents the risk of retinal detachment in the future

Argon laser treatment helps to reduce the amount of visual loss in all the above conditions. It is carried out in the eye outpatient clinic at Smile laser eye centre multan at Nidek GYC-500 Vixi. GYC 500 is a world most advanced solid state green laser that achieves stable treatment outcomes not available in lower punjab.

How does Argon laser treatment work?

During the treatment a laser beam is focused on the back of the eye. This beam of light is absorbed by the retina. This is used to seal leaking retinal blood vessels in diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusions and to seal retinal tears.