Meaning of photocoagulation

pho•to•co•ag•u•la•tion

Pronunciation: (fō"tō-kō-ag"yu-lā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a surgical technique using an intense beam of light from a laser or a xenon-arc bulb to seal blood vessels or coagulate tissue, used primarily in ophthalmology to repair detached retinas or to treat certain kinds of retinopathy.
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