Multispot MicroPulse Yellow Laser

We are one of few clinics in Australia and the first in NSW to have access to this newest technology laser. Multispot Micropulse Yellow Laser is the latest generation of “hot” or thermal lasers. “Hot” laser surgery involves directing a concentrated beam of light onto the retina (photocoagulation). We use the latest generation Supra Scan 577 technology laser from Quantel Medical. The Multispot mode means that multiple spots of laser can be applied rapidly in a pattern in a shorter space of time, unlike conventional lasers which use a single spot. This allows areas of leaking and bleeding to be targeted more rapidly and effectively. This means that less energy is required, making the treatment more comfortable. The MicroPulse mode allows a subthreshold beam of laser to be applied to the retina. This modified laser beam is still effective in drying up fluid and blood in the retina and targeting leaky blood vessels, including damaged capillaries, however does not have the same risk of longer-term scarring of the retina and macula as conventional laser. The yellow laser colour (577nm) is also more gentle to the macula region and can penetrate through opacities of the eye such as cataract better.

What are its benefits compared to conventional laser?

  • More Comfortable: The yellow laser requires less power but works more rapidly, which means less patient discomfort such as pain and dazzling during the treatment. The laser spots are applied at a faster rate, improving patient comfort.
  • More Safe: Research studies have shown that the new micropulse laser results in less long-term scarring traditionally caused by older laser technologies and has been shown to be just as effective as currently used laser treatments but with less side effects.
  • More Accurate: Yellow laser light is more precise and gentler in treating the macular within the retina, allowing our Retina Specialists to target areas of bleeding and leaking more accurately without damaging other further parts of the retina.
  • More Effective: Yellow laser light can penetrate cataracts (clouding of the lens) and vitreous haemorrhages (blood in the jelly-part of the eye) better than traditional green lasers light in treating complex eye disorders. Using this new technology may also mean faster recovery time and shorter treatment sessions. Our Retina Specialists will inform you if your condition is suitable to be treated by the new Multispot Micropulse Yellow Laser.

What Conditions are treated by Multispot Micropulse Yellow Laser?

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diabetic Macular Oedema
  • Central Serous Retinopathy
  • Macular Oedema
  • Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinal Tears, Holes and Limited Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Haemorrhage
  • Vitreous Haemorrhage
  • Choroidal Neovascularization
  • Myopic Macular Degeneration