The therapeutic effects of retinal laser treatment and vitrectomy. A theory based on oxygen and vascular physiology.

@article{Stefnsson2001TheTE,
  title={The therapeutic effects of retinal laser treatment and vitrectomy. A theory based on oxygen and vascular physiology.},
  author={Einar Stef{\'a}nsson},
  journal={Acta ophthalmologica Scandinavica},
  year={2001},
  volume={79 5},
  pages={435-40}
}
The physiologic mechanism of photocoagulation can been seen in the following steps. The physical light energy is absorbed in the melanin of the retinal pigment epithelium. The adjacent photoreceptors are destroyed and are replaced by a glial scar and the oxygen consumption of the outer retina is reduced. Oxygen that normally diffuses from the… CONTINUE READING