photocoagulation definition

  • noun:
    • Surgical coagulation of muscle in the form of intense light energy, such as for example a laser ray, performed to destroy irregular tissues or even to develop adhesive scars, especially in ophthalmology.
    • A surgical procedure in which a tumour, or diseased retinal muscle, is damaged simply by using a laser
    • surgical treatment that makes use of a rigorous laserlight to destroy diseased retinal muscle or even to make a scar that will keep the retina in situations of detached retina

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