[Navigated retinal laser therapy]

Ophthalmologe. 2013 Aug;110(8):776-82. doi: 10.1007/s00347-013-2868-0.
[Article in German]


Navigated laser therapy introduces for the first time computerized assistance systems for retinal laser therapy. The Navilas system offers high precision and safety and provides additional benefits regarding standardization of planning, execution, documentation and quality assurance. The current focus of clinical application for navigated laser therapy besides laser treatment after retinal vein occlusion and panretinal laser photocoagulation in proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) is diabetic macular edema. Recent data indicate that combined initial anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) and navigated macular laser therapy allows achievement and maintenance of treatment success with a minimum number of interventions. Despite very promising results the current assessment of navigated laser therapy is still limited by the evidence available worldwide.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Diabetic Retinopathy / surgery*
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Laser Coagulation / instrumentation*
  • Laser Therapy / instrumentation*
  • Macular Edema / surgery*
  • Surgery, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*