Stops vision loss in nearly


of diabetic retinopathy cases

What does it involve?

This technique consists of applying a laser to the damaged areas of the retina to treat or prevent retinal problems.

When is it carried out?

It is performed for many retinal disorders, including the repair of retinal tears to prevent detachment and the treatment of retinal vascular diseases, diabetic retinopathy, vein blockage, aneurysms, etc.

Prior examination

A comprehensive eye examination and, in most cases, a fluorescein angiogram is required. An optical coherence tomography test (OCT) is also often required.

Before the surgery

Applying laser photocoagulation to areas where it is not necessary should be avoided. This could cause burns.


The procedure is performed under topical anaesthesia with eye drops; the laser is directly focused on the lesions and guides us to where the photocoagulator will be applied.


Photocoagulation can prove ineffective or insufficient, or damage important retinal structures, such as blood vessels or the macula area.


IMO Institute of Ocular Microsurgery

Josep María Lladó, 3
08035 Barcelona
Phone: (+34) 934 000 700
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By car

GPS navigator coordinates:
41º 24’ 38” N – 02º 07’ 29” E

Exit 7 of the Ronda de Dalt (mountain side). The clinic has a car park with more than 200 parking spaces.

By bus

Autobus H2: Rotonda de Bellesguard, parada 1540

Autobus 196: Josep Maria Lladó-Bellesguard, parada 3191

Autobuses H2, 123, 196: Ronda de Dalt – Bellesguard, parada 0071

IMO Madrid

C/ Valle de Pinares Llanos, 3
28035 Madrid
Phone: (+34) 910 783 783
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Public transport

Metro Lacoma (líne 7)

  • Lines 49 & 64, stop “Senda del Infante”
  • Line N21, stop “Metro Lacoma”


Patient care:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

IMO Andorra

Av. de les Nacions Unides, 17
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
Phone: (+376) 688 55 44
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IMO Manresa

C/ Carrasco i Formiguera, 33 (Baixos)
08242 – Manresa
Tel: (+34) 938 749 160
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Public transport

FGC. Line R5 & R50 direction Manresa. Station/Stop: Baixador de Manresa


Monday to Friday, 08:30 A.M – 13:30 PM / 15:00 PM – 20:00 PM

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