Published on August 13th, 2012 | by ddeupree
The Pascal laser system for retina
Dr. Dana Deupree brings the precision Pascal Pattern Scan Laser system to his Clearwater retina practice.
Pascal laser is a much quicker, safer application and much less discomfort to the patient
The Pascal laser is a new, innovative tool designed to treat retina conditions like diabetic retinopathy and retinal holes and tears. It is unique to any previous laser instrument in that it delivers a “single-shot”, predetermined pattern of multiple, precision laser applications. This allows for much quicker, safer application and much less discomfort to the patient.
Thirty minute laser treatments, delivering hundreds of shots to the retina are now a thing of the past at The Macula Center. Large treatments of hundreds of precisely positioned laser applications can be completed in five minutes or less using the Pascal laser.
Dr. Deupree added the Pascal laser to his modern, high-tech arsenal of patient diagnostic and treatment tools in order to better serve his diabetic patients.
Diabetic retinopathy represents a large percentage of the many vitreo-retinal diseases he manages in his practice.
In 2005, the FDA approved the Pascal laser for use on vascular and structural conditions of the retina. The Pascal is most commonly used for:
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration (choroidal neovascularization)
- Retinal Tears and Detachments
- Lattice Degeneration
- Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion