There are two high tech laser devices used to treat eye disease in the world and one is at the Truhlsen Eye Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Diana Do is the director of the Carl Camras Center for Innovative Clinical Research at the Institute and says this advance laser can prevent blindness for some patients with serious conditions and they are especially concentrating on eye disease caused by diabetes.
The first patient received treatment from the laser on July 22nd. That patient suffered with proliferative diabetic retinopathy which is the most severe stage of eye disease caused by diabetes.
Dr. Do says this laser allows them to apply a large number of laser spots in a variety of patterns and is much more effective and safer than traditional lasers. This laser can be used to treat a number of rare eye diseases that include retinal vein occlusion, neovascular glaucoma and retinal tears.