New England Eye Center - Advanced Eye Care

Glaucoma and Cataracts

The Glaucoma and Cataract Service provides complete diagnostic and therapeutic care for the glaucoma referral patient.

Facilities for diagnostic testing include:

  • automated static and kinetic Perimetry (Humphrey, FDT)
  • blue on yellow Perimetry (SWAP)
  • manual Perimetry with Goldmann and tangent screen
  • pachymetry
  • stereo disc photography
  • nerve fiber layer photography
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Heidelberg Retinal Tomography (HRT)
  • contrast sensitivity
  • electrophysiologic testing (multifocal ERG & VEP)
  • ultrasound biomicroscopy of the anterior segment

Medical and surgical therapies include:

  • conventional filtration surgery including trabeculectomy with or without antimetabolites (5-FU, Mitomycin C)
  • argon, diode, and Nd:YAG lasers for cyclophotocoagulation, trabeculoplasty, selective laser trabeculoplasty, iridectomy and other laser procedures.
  • glaucoma implant surgery, including Molteno, Baerveldt, Krupin and Ahmed implants

Research:

New England Eye Center physicians are actively involved in clinical studies to investigate new diagnostic and treatment modalities for glaucoma.

Schedule an appointment or contact us at 617-636-4600.