New England Eye Center - Advanced Eye Care

Macro Laser Center

The Marco Laser Center of the New England Eye Center is a world leader in the development and clinical application of ophthalmic lasers. Virtually all clinical and investigational laser technologies are available to staff members.

Current technologies available include:

Cornea and Anterior Segment Surgery

  • excimer laser for LASIK, PRK, PTK
  • Q-switched Nd:YAG laser
  • holmium laser thermal keratoplasty

Glaucoma

  • argon, diode and frequency doubled Nd:YAG lasers for iridectomy and trabeculoplasty, gonioplasty, goniophotocoagulation, bleb revision and laser suture lysis.
  • pulsed Nd:YAG laser for iridectomy and trabeculopuncture
  • holmium, erbium, continuous wave Nd:YAG and diode lasers for sclerectomy
  • erbium laser for trabecular ablation

Lens

  • erbium laser for phacoablation

Pediatric Ophthalmology

  • cyclophotocoagulation for advanced glaucoma
  • full capability for performing Nd:YAG laser microsurgery (e.g. capsulotomy, iridotomy) with infants and children in the supine position with general anesthesia

Retina and Vitreoretinal Surgery

  • continous wave, argon multiwavelength laser: spectral range 514, 521, 531, 568 and 647 nm
  • high powered continuous wave, semiconductor diode laser for slit lamp photocoagulation
  • dye enhanced macular photocoagulation using diode laser
  • argon endophotocoagulation and argon photocoagulation
  • diode endophotocoagulation and diode photocoagulation
  • continuous wave, frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser (532 nm)
  • argon and diode indirect ophthalmoscope delivery systems (outpatient and operating room)
  • picosecond lasers for vitreolysis
  • pulsed erbium lasers for vitreous surgery

The clinical laser center is complemented by a fully equipped laser and electro-optics research facility.

Jean M. McGeary, RN, BSN is the Marco Laser Center Clinical Coordinator. The Marco Laser Center can be reached by telephone at 617-636-3219.