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panretinal photocoagulationAbbreviation: PRP
The use of high-intensity light or laser to create hundreds of tiny retinal burns outside of the vascular arcades. This treatment has been shown to produce regression of abnormal blood vessels in patients with proliferative retinopathy from diabetes or retinal vein occlusion. Synonym: scatter photocoagulation
See also: photocoagulation