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Hello and thanks for your question. The laser surgery is done in an office-setting. Your eye will be numbed by an anesthetic drop, after which a small lens will be placed on the eye which the doctor will hold still. You will put your head into the microscope much as you do when the doctor examines your eyes. You will be asked to fixate on a target with the opposite eye and hold your gaze there. The doctor will likely put a few dozen laser spots into the retina where the swelling is in order to help the swelling go away. The potential risks of doing the laser surgery include pain (at most only mild discomfort), bleeding (uncommon) in the retina, worsening of swelling (uncommon), persistence of the swelling requiring more treatment (possible), retinal detachment (rare), decreased vision (uncommon to rare). The majority of people who have this laser have an improvement in the swelling in the retina which, in most cases, is seen throughout an improvement in the vision.
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