Laser photocoagulation is another treatment for diabetic macular oedema, vein occlusion, retinal tears and Age-related Macular Degeneration. The laser forms a clotting of the tissue around the leaking blood vessels, reducing and even stopping them from leaking further. The laser can also be used to treat glaucoma-related problems. Laser photocoagulation treatment is performed in the rooms at the Launceston Eye Institute as an out-patient.


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Tasmanian Eye Institute is funding a dedicated Ophthalmic Gene Therapy Centre to be located in Hobart. This will be the first of its kind in Australia. 60% of blindness in infants is caused by inherited (genetic) eye diseases.

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