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 Hand-held OCT examand surgical diseases of the posterior segment of the eye. We have a robust team of retina specialists who work at  our main office at Tufts Medical Center, as well as in our satellite offices in eastern and central Massachusetts. Our doctors work collaboratively with other New England Eye Center specialists to achieve the best outcome for patients with complicated conditions.

Many of our retina specialists are well known on the national and international level for their expertise. They are knowledgeable about the latest advances treating retinal disorders, and are able to offer cutting edge eye care for our patients. In addition, our doctors are involved with research on new technology and treatments. Patients have the opportunity to participate in important clinical trials.

 

Conditions That We Treat

We treat nearly every disease of the retina or macula, including the following:

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal detachment repair
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Macular hole
  • Retinal venous disease
  • Proliferative vitreoretinopathy
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Posterior segment trauma
  • IOL-related posterior segment complications
  • Retinal vascular diseases
  • Macular edema
  • Intraocular tumors
  • Hereditary retinal degenerations
  • Posterior segment uveitis
  • Systemic diseases with retinal manifestations

Diagnostic Services

    Eye diagnostic equipment.
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCT-A)
  • 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)
  • Weekend and emergency retinal angiography - including fluorescein, ICG, and digital angiography - and laser treatment

Outpatient Therapeutics

    Eye surgery at New England Eye Center at Tufts Medical Center Boston.
  • Intravitreal injections of pharmacologic agents
  • Pascal laser (Pattern scan laser) – uses pattern array for treating retinal disorders
  • Micropulse laser therapy –uses tiny repetitive low energy pulses which minimize retinal damage
  • Gamma-knife treatment of intraocular tumors
  • Photo-Dynamic Therapy (PDT)

Surgery

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