Retinal laser surgery

Question:
I am 35 years old and I dive for about 4 years. I recently went to see my eye doctor for a check up as I usually do every 2 years. During the eye examination the doctor noticed some spots in the retina in both eyes and advised me to do a laser treatment to prevent retina rupture.
I would like to know if there are any contraindications about diving when the treatment is completed.

Answer:
Laser surgery of the retina is not generally a problem, once complete healing is reached. If the surgical procedure includes introducing any gas in the ocular bulb, as it is sometimes the case with retinal detachment surgery, it must be assured that all the gas is reabsorbed prior to resuming diving.
Consult with your ophtalmologist for these details.