Panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) is a thermal laser treatment administered in the office setting, typically with topical anesthesia (eye drops). This treatment is most commonly administered for patients with certain forms of diabetic retinopathy but can also be used for other retinal vascular disorders, when indicated. This laser treatment helps to decrease (and in some cases prevent) abnormal retinal bleeding. The treatment typically takes 5-15 minutes and may be administered over multiple sessions. Most patients experience mild discomfort that resolves shortly after the treatment. All of the physicians at RGF have expertise in administering PRP laser.