Scatter (panretinal) laser photocoagulation surgery is a surgical technique used in the treatment of retinopathy. It involves directing laser beams into the retina to close leaking blood vessels and prevent further neovascularisation. It reduces the likelihood of vision loss by up to 50% in an individual with retinopathy.

For more information on retinopathy, see Diabetic Retinopathy.

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