Vitreolysis Treatment Guidelines
More energy is typically required to perform laser vitreolysis compared to capsulotomy. This is because the laser energy has to pass through more optical media. It is always recommended to start with a low level of energy and titrate up until there is adequate vaporization and optical breakdown of the vitreous collagen, however. Read the Laser Vitreolysis Treatment Guidelines for more information.
Note: The Laser Vitreolysis Treatment Guidelines are provided for information purposes only. It is the operating physician’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with the latest recommended techniques.
The Clinical Impact of Floaters
Paul Inder Singh (USA)
In this whitepaper, laser vitreolysis expert Paul Inder Singh, MD (USA) addresses the significant negative impact caused by floaters on quality of life. Indeed, whether patients with symptomatic floaters should be offered treatment or told to “carry on regardless” continues to be debated. One thing is for certain, however; more patients are complaining of floaters and the impact they have on their quality of life.
Assimilating Laser Vitreolysis into Daily Practice
Paul Inder Singh (USA)
In this whitepaper, Dr. Singh addresses the positive impact laser vitreolysis has had on his practice – and his patients. ”Having performed nearly 400 procedures with the Ultra Q Reflex, I now realize the impact floaters have on patients’ daily life. We have become accustomed to just ignoring these complaints, but now, with this laser, we finally can take care of these patients.”
Expanding Possibilities: Treating Floaters with Laser Vitreolysis
Allan J. Whitehead, MD (USA)
Peter Lagouros, MD (USA)
In this whitepaper, Dr. Whitehead and Dr. Lagouros share their experiences of laser vitreolysis using the Ultra Q Reflex laser. Whilst vitrectomy has been commonly considered the gold standard for the treatment of debilitating floater symptoms, the significant risk of complications means that it may not be a suitable solution for all patients. Under such circumstances, minimally invasive laser vitreolysis provide a viable option to eliminate the visual disturbances caused by floaters.
Cees van der Windt, MS (The Netherlands)
Virtually every individual has experienced or will experience the visual shadows caused by floaters during their lifetime. For most, this event is a minor and short-lived inconvenience, but for a select few, it can be a disabling condition. Floaters are small bundles of collagen fibers located in the eye’s vitreous and they are a known product of degenerative vitreous syndrome (DVS; the natural breakdown and clumping of collagen in the vitreous) and posterior vitreous detachment (PVD; the age-related separation of the vitreous from the retina).
Ultra Q Reflex Product Brochure
Whether you are performing anterior or posterior capsulotomy with new generation IOLs, peripheral iridotomy for glaucoma or YAG laser vitreolysis for the treatment of vitreous strands and opacities, Ultra Q™ with Reflex Technology™ delivers higher accuracy and greater control.
Laser Vitreolysis E-Book
The Laser Vitreolysis E-Book brings together the industry’s leading Laser Vitreolysis surgeons to provide clinical and practical insight.
For clinical and practical information on vitreolysis, as well as practice and patient marketing tools, visit www.floater-LFR.com – the primary online resource for the management and treatment of floaters.