Retinal & Macular Disease

The Retinal & Macular Disease Service at the New England Eye Center is dedicated to excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical diseases of the posterior segment.

Our specialists are available for consultation in the following areas:

  • retinal detachment repair
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • age-related macular degeneration
  • proliferative vitreoretinopathy
  • endophthalmitis
  • Hand-held OCT examretinopathy of prematurity
  • posterior segment trauma
  • IOL-related posterior segment complications
  • retinal vascular diseases
  • macular edema
  • intraocular tumors
  • hereditary retinal degenerations
  • AIDS-related retinitis
  • posterior segment uveitis
  • systemic diseases with retinal manifestations

Diagnostic services immediately available include:

  • fundus photography including mosaic imaging
  • retinal autofluorescence imaging
  • digital and standard fluorescein angiography
  • indocyanine green (ICG) angiography
  • A and B scan ultrasonography
  • electroretinography (ERG)
  • multifocal (topographic) macular ERG
  • visual evoked potentials (VEP)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • weekend and emergency retinal angiography - including fluorescein, ICG, and digital angiography - and laser treatment

Outpatient Therapeutics:

  • Pascal laser (Pattern scan laser) – uses pattern array for treating retinal disorders
  • Gamma-knife treatment of intraocular tumors
  • Intravitreal injections of pharmacologic agents
  • Photo-Dynamic Therapy (PDT)

Our dedicated operating rooms feature the latest in posterior segment technology including the following innovations:

  • argon and diode lasers equipped with both endo and indirect ophthalmoscope delivery systems
  • viscous fluid injection systems for both silicone oil and perfluorocarbon liquids
  • radioactive iodine (I125) and palladium plaques for treatment of intraocular tumors

Retinal & Macular Disease Appointments are available in the following offices:

Boston
617-636-4600

Brighton
617-783-5050

Brookline
617-734-1396

Cambridge
617-876-3660

Framingham
508-879-3204

Leominster
978-534-6100

Watertown
617-923-4400

Wellesley
781-237-6770