The use of laser therapy in retinal diseases. Part II Review article

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Katarzyna Warzecha
Agnieszka Tronina
Erita Filipek


Retinal diseases account for the vast majority of ophthalmologic disorders. Over the past years, laser-based approach has been successfully used. Despite introduction of other potentially innovative, beneficial and successful therapeutic methods, lasers are still considered the gold standard. In this review, we discuss the spectrum of currently prevailing laser methods and we give a new insight into novel perspectives and techniques regarding laser management of retinal disorders. This paper is divided into three sections. The current one consists of a literature review that investigates the existing knowledge in laser management of diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema and vascular retinal disorders. Finally, it outlines the principles guiding 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 II. Ophthatherapy [Internet]. 2020Sep.30 [cited 2021Jul.25];7(3):255-61. Available from:
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