1. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Uses Newest Laser Treatment for People With Diabetic Eye Disease

    The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary recently acquired the newest laser for treating people with diabetic retinopathy. The Pattern Scan Laser Photocoagulator (Pascal) by OptiMedica is FDA-approved primarily for treatment of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and is a leading cause of blindness in American adults, according to the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (http://www.nih.nei.gov). The disease is caused by damage to blood vessels in the retina near the back part of the eye. The Pascal laser allows for faster, more precise ...
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