Definition of photocoagulation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊtə(ʊ)kəʊˌaɡjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun] Medicine
The use of a laser beam or other intense light source to coagulate and destroy or fuse small areas of tissue, especially in the retina.
Example sentences
  • Laser photocoagulation uses laser light to heat the intraocular tissue around a retinal hole or tear.
  • The treatment is usually applicable to choroidal neovascular lesions that do not extend under the centre of the retina since photocoagulation will usually destroy any viable photoreceptors overlying the abnormal vessels.
  • The majority of fellows had no experience with interventional procedures such as stent placement, laser photocoagulation, and cryotherapy.

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