Procedures & Services > Treatment Options > Laser Therapy for Retinal Tears and Holes
Laser treatment is an outpatient procedure. The laser creates a tiny burn at the point of a tear or hole and wields the separate layers of the retina back together. After a topical anesthetic drop is given, a contact lens is placed in the eye in order to hold the eye open and give Dr. Radtke a clear view of the area to be treated. Dr. Radtke will give instructions as to where the patient should look during the procedure. The patient may see flashed of red or green light that may cause a sensation of warmth and slight discomfort. Any discomfort from laser treatment should be minimal and should go away shortly after treatment. Following laser therapy, the patient may be cautioned to avoid strenuous activity if necessary.