Yag Laser Procedures

At Clinica Carriazo, we perform non-surgical procedures that are done in special rooms and not in the operating room. Some of these procedures include:

Electrolysis Eyelash Ablation

Eyelash electrolysis is a procedure to correct abnormal or misdirected eyelash growth. This abnormality is known as trichiasis and distichiasis.

Trichiasis is characterized by the abnormal growth of eyelashes that instead of growing outward, grow inward towards the eyeball. As a result of this eyelash alteration, chronic inflammation of the eyelid margin occurs, along with irritating symptoms and corneal lesions (keratitis, ulcers, etc.) in chronic cases.

Distichiasis is the growth of new eyelashes from the Meibomian glands, which normally do not harbor eyelashes.

Yag Laser Capsulotomy

It is a completely outpatient and painless procedure. It is done in a few minutes after dilating the pupils, under the effect of anesthesia eye drops.

 

The patient can return home immediately. This procedure allows for the quick and complete recovery of vision lost due to capsule opacification. Improvement in vision is usually noticeable within a few minutes.

 

The lens capsule is a thin transparent membrane that surrounds the lens like skin. When cataract surgery is performed, the posterior part of the capsule is left to implant the intraocular lens on it. This capsule can undergo a process of scarring or the growth of residual lens cells and in a percentage of cases, it becomes opaque months or years after cataract surgery, resulting in decreased vision.

 

This is called «secondary cataract». To restore vision caused by this opacity, it is necessary to create an opening or window in the center of the posterior capsule (capsulotomy) using laser application.

Yag Laser Photocoagulation

There are various pathologies that affect the retina, some cases promote the growth or alter the permeability of abnormal blood vessels (diabetes, senile macular degeneration, among others), while others cause degenerations and retinal tears.

The Argon laser produces a retinal burn in order to eliminate these abnormal vessels or seal the retina in the case of retinal tears and retinal degenerations.

Iridoplasty with Laser

It is carried out completely on an outpatient basis, a few minutes after pupil constriction, under the effect of anesthetic eye drops. The patient can return home immediately.

 

The iris is a natural diaphragm that separates the anterior chamber from the posterior chamber of the eyeball, and is responsible for the coloration (blue, brown, green) of our eyes. Aqueous humor is a fluid produced in the posterior chamber, which must pass into the anterior chamber to be drained through a structure located at the iridocorneal angle (angle formed by the iris and the cornea). In some patients, this angle is narrow and can close, preventing proper drainage of the aqueous humor, resulting in an acute attack of glaucoma, which would cause a significant increase in intraocular pressure.

 

In patients who have narrow angles at risk of experiencing an acute attack of glaucoma or those who have already had one, Iridotomy with laser allows for the establishment of a direct communication between the anterior chamber and the posterior chamber through an opening in the iris. This reduces the risk of a possible acute attack of glaucoma in patients with narrow angles and attempts to restore proper drainage of aqueous humor in those patients who have already suffered an acute attack of glaucoma. When the patient has a previous permeable Iridotomy or a plateau configuration of the iris, an additional procedure with argon laser on the iris may be required to attract the periphery of the iris (adjacent to the angle) towards the center.

Iridotomy with Laser

It is an outpatient procedure, performed in the office under topical anesthesia.

It is useful in narrow-angle glaucoma and especially in the type of iris mentioned or in plateau.

These procedures may cause transient inflammation of the anterior segment or a transient increase in intraocular pressure, but have a lower risk of complications.

Subconjunctival Flap Suturolysis with Laser

It is carried out completely on an outpatient basis, a few minutes after pupil constriction, under the effect of anesthetic eye drops. The patient can return home immediately.


The iris is a natural diaphragm that separates the anterior chamber from the posterior chamber of the eyeball, and it is responsible for the color (blue, brown, green) of our eyes. The aqueous humor is a fluid produced in the posterior chamber, which must pass to the anterior chamber to be drained through a structure located in the iridocorneal angle (angle formed by the iris and the cornea).

 

In some patients, this angle is narrow and can become closed, preventing the proper drainage of the aqueous humor, resulting in an acute attack of glaucoma, which would cause a significant increase in intraocular pressure.

 

In patients with narrow angles at risk of experiencing an acute attack of glaucoma or those who have already experienced it, laser iridotomy allows for the establishment of a direct communication between the anterior and posterior chambers through a hole in the iris.

 

This reduces the risk of a possible acute attack of glaucoma in patients with narrow angles and attempts to restore proper drainage of the aqueous humor in patients who have already suffered an acute attack of glaucoma. When the patient has a previous functioning iridotomy or a plateau configuration of their iris, an additional procedure with argon laser on the iris may be required to draw the periphery of the iris (adjacent to the angle) towards the center.

Selective laser trabeculoplasty

It is a very safe and effective procedure that works in 70 to 80% of cases of open-angle glaucoma.

It is performed in the office under topical anesthesia (eye drops) and does not result in disability. The laser acts on the pigmented cells of the trabecular meshwork (the site where fluid leaves the eye conventionally), thus facilitating its outflow and therefore reducing intraocular pressure.

Silicone plugsr

Lacrimal plugs are tiny devices that are placed in the tear ducts of the eye (also called tear points). Tear ducts are small openings in the eyelids that drain tears from the eyes.

 

The plug is approximately the size of a grain of rice and blocks tears from draining from the eye. This helps keep the surface of the eye moist and free from irritation, relieving itching, burning, and redness of the eye.

Micropulse macular laser therapy

Repair of retinal tear with multipoint laser

Botulinum toxin (Botox)

It is a local treatment whose effect on expression lines and wrinkles is to make them disappear by relaxing facial muscles.

In the field of ophthalmology and ocular plastic surgery. Its application is aimed at the functional and aesthetic management of certain diseases.

It is a simple, safe, and effective treatment that can be applied to expression lines around the eyes, between the eyebrows, lips, nose, and neck.

Application

After the Application

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