Diabetic retinopathy

Green laser photocoagulator is a laser-based medical equipment extensively used for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is a disease which causes the growth of excess fragile blood vessels in the retina of the patient suffering from prolonged diabetes. The rupture of these blood vessels causes bleeding and subsequently leads to blindness. The green light from the photocoagulator can reach the retina without much absorption at the intermediate ocular media and gets absorbed at the retina, enabling controlled cutting and blocking of the excess blood vessels leading to simple and less painful treatment of the disease with faster healing than the conventional surgical methods.