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The Evolution of SLT

This interview with Dr. Latina, the inventor of SLT, addresses the role of SLT in clinical practice, including its role as a primary therapy – and as an adjunct to MIGS.

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Glaucoma, Retinal Disease, Floaters (Vitreous Opacities), Diagnostic Ultrasound

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SLT: The First In-Line Advantages of SLT

This CRST article features an article by Paul I. Singh, MD, which discusses the first-line benefits of SLT in lowering IOP, reduce medication use, and provide key diagnostic information.

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LFT Clinical Evidence

Published in JAMA Ophthalmology, this trial by Chirag P. Shah, MD and Jeffrey S. Heler, MD evaluates the efficacy of YAG laser vitreolysis vs. sham vitreolysis for symptomatic Weiss ring floaters from posterior vitreous detachment, featuring the proprietary Reflex Technology platform.

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LFT in the Media (Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, May 2016)

In this article, Karl Stonecipher, MD (USA) provides his treatment pearls for LFT in clinical practice.

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Roundtable Discussion, LFT

“The Evolving View of Laser Vitreolysis” In this roundtable discussion, ophthalmologists working in glaucoma, retina, cataract and refractive surgery talked with Inder Paul Singh, MD, about prospective clinical study data, hands-on experiences, and how their profession’s view of LFT is evolving alongside growing data and the introduction of the new Reflex Technology platform.

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Meet the Masters of the New Comprehensive MIGS

This article discusses the role of ABiC, which has grown into a procedure that is effective, safe and easily combined with other MIGS interventions. Contributing authors include Mahmoud Khaimi, MD (USA), Norbert Koerber, MD, PhD (Germany), Mark Gallardo, MD (USA), Sev Teymoorian, MD (USA) and Leon Au, MD (UK).

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MIGS: Restoration of Normal Outflow Aqueous Pathways

The March 2018 issue of CRST featured a case study by Dr. David Lubeck in which ABiC was successfully performed in a patient post-SLT and iStent – speaking to the versatility of iTrack in clinical practice.

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MIGS: A New Paradigm to Treat Glaucoma

Featuring Dr. Mahmoud Khaimi, this CRST article features a case study on the synergies of ABiC and SLT – and the benefits of performing these two procedures in combination.

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ABiC Whitepaper: The Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery that Keeps its Promise

This whitepaper presents the preliminary 12-month results for ABiC, based on a 228-eye case series by Mahmoud A. Khaimi, MD and Mark J. Gallardo, MD.

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Roundtable Discussion, MIGS with ABiC

Featuring Ike K. Ahmed, MD, this panel discussion on microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) addresses the collective wisdom and experiences of a leading panel of MIGS experts.

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ABiC In the Media, Glaucoma Today

In this article ABiC pioneer Mahmoud A. Khaimi, MD addresses his experience with ABiC, contrasting it against the other MIGS procedures available.

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Whitepaper: Aqueous Dynamics and the Natural Outflow System

Written by Haiyan Hong, MD, PhD, this whitepaper discusses the complexity of the aqueous outflow system and the importance of understanding of how circulation is regulated, in order to facilitate successful management of glaucoma – and the role of Canaloplasty in addressing all aspects of the outflow mechanism.

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2RT, Retinal Rejuvenation – John Marshall PhD, FRCPath, FMedDSci (UK)

At the Inaugural European Laser Innovations Forum in Nice, Prof. John Marshall discussed the evolution of 2RT Retinal Rejuvenation Therapy as an intervention for AMD in its early stages – and how 2RT technology compares to other laser-based retinal treatments.

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2RT in Clinical Practice – Interview with Andrea Cusumano MD, PhD (Italy)

Ellex sat down with Prof. Andrea Cusumano at the inaugural European Laser Innovations Forum in Nice to discuss the role of 2RT in clinical practice.

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SLT Bibliography

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Proactive Glaucoma Care

Visit our online resource to learn more about how SLT and MIGS are helping to shift the paradigm towards proactive glaucoma care.

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LFT Bibliography

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Physician iTrack Blog

Read about the role of MIGS, including iTrack, in the glaucoma treatment algorithm. Blog curated by Mark J. Gallardo, MD (USA).

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iTrack Patient Education

A simple three-step procedure, learn how ABiC™ can reduce the elevated intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma.

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ABiC: A Comprehensive Solution

In this video interview, glaucoma expert Mahmoud A. Khaimi, MD (USA), describes the advent of ABiC™ performed with the iTrack™ surgical system.

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Physician SLT Blog

Read about how SLT can help in the management of modern-day glaucoma. Blog curated by Dr. Savak “Sev” Teymoorian, MD, MBA (USA).

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SLT Patient Education

A restorative approach, learn how SLT can restore the eye’s natural drainage channel.

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SLT Physician Education

Review more than 200 SLT references, including peer-review papers, articles, posters and book chapters.

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ASCRS Glaucoma Roundtable: ABiC in the Spotlight

Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, asks a group of experts to address the misconceptions and barriers to adoption for ab interno canaloplasty (ABiC).

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The Evolution of SLT

This interview with Dr. Latina, the inventor of SLT, addresses the role of SLT in clinical practice, including its role as a primary therapy – and as an adjunct to MIGS.

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ASCRS Glaucoma Roundtable: SLT Misconceptions

Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, asks this roundtable of surgeons to clarify the misconceptions surrounding selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT).

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ASCRS Glaucoma Roundtable: MIGS in Daily Practice

Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, opens up discussion on preferred minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) procedures.

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TCI™ True Coaxial Illumination and Capsulotomy

The benefits of True Coaxial Illumination, TCI™ extend beyond the safe treatment of floaters. TCI™ can help to prevent the notoriously common patient complaint of sudden floater development after capsulotomy.

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Restoration of Outflow Pathways with iTrack

David Lubeck, MD discusses the role of ABiC in conjunction with SLT and MIGS.

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ABiC: iTrack Animation

Watch the iTrack™ as it circumnavigates Schlemm’s, separating the herniations of the meshwork into the collector channels and breaking inner lumen adhesions.

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Laser Vitreolysis: A Retinal Specialist's Viewpoint

In this supplement to Retina Today, Chirag P. Shah, MD, MPH addresses his pivotal trial into the safety and efficacy of laser vitreolysis.

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ABiC: Restoring the Outflow Pathway

In this video Mahmoud A. Khaimi, MD (USA) demonstrates restoration of the natural outflow pathway with ABiC™.

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2RT: Rejuvenating Bruch's Membrane

The deterioration of transport processes across Bruch’s membrane has been implicated in development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This whitepaper by John Marshall, PhD, FRCPath FMedSci, addresses the potential of Ellex 2RT to improve Bruch’s membrane function and delay the development of the disease.

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Floater Patient Education

A simple in-office procedure, LFT can help to alleviate the visual disturbance caused by floaters.

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Physician LFT Blog

Read about how LFT can help in the management of symptomatic floater patients. Blog curated by Paul I. Singh, MD (USA)

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Roundtable Discussion: ABiC™ with iTrack™

Featured in Glaucoma Today, this roundtable discusses the benefits of iTrack™ in targeting multiple sources of outflow resistance.

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The Duality of SLT in Glaucoma

Read a whitepaper addressing the dual role of SLT as both a diagnostic aid and as a highly effective first-line treatment option.

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Reflex Technology™ for Anterior and Posterior

Read a whitepaper about the transformative role of Reflex technology™ for anterior and posterior YAG treatments.

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TCI™ True Coaxial Illuminiation

Dr. Paul Singh (USA) demonstrates the benefits of True Coaxial Illumination, TCI™ enables him to visualize a weiss ring floater and to deliver the energy needed to break down the floater safely.

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Titratable Illumination with Reflex technology™

Dr. Paul Singh (USA) demonstrates the use of titratable illumination to view floaters that are within the posterior capsule clearly – whilst also viewing the retina.

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LFT with On- and Off-Axis Visualization

Reflex Technology™ incorporates a proprietary slit lamp illumination tower design, which converges the operator’s vision, the target illumination, and the treatment beam along the same optical path and onto the same optical plane. The illumination tower can be used coaxially to enhance the view of the target opacity and more effectively vaporize it.

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Laser Floater Treatment Through a Multi-Focal Lens

In this video, Paul I. Singh, MD (USA) uses the Ultra Q Reflex™ laser to perform Laser Floater Treatment in a patient with a multi-focal lens.

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ABiC According to the Expert

According to iTrack™ expert Mark J. Gallardo, MD (USA), proper visualization of the nasal drainage angle is crucial to the success of ABiC™.

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ABiC Clinical Footage – Dr. Khaimi

According to Dr. Khaimi, ABiC can be performed in three easy steps.

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ABiC: Phakic POAG Patient

In this unedited video of ABiC™ in a phakic patient with primary open-angle glaucoma. Dr. Mark J. Gallardo (USA) demonstrated the steps of goniotomy, 360° cannulation and viscodilation of Schlemm’s canal with the iTrack™ surgical system.

Precision Capsulotomy – Karl Brasse, MD, MRCOphth

This video interview Karl Brasse, MD, MRCOphth (Germany) addresses how Ellex's refined YAG laser technology can secure greater precision in capsulotomy treatment.

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Laser Floater Treatment – Paul Inder Singh, MD

In this video interview, Paul I. Singh, MD (USA) addresses the clinical impact of floaters and the success of Laser Floater Treatment in his practice.

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Modern Laser Vitreolysis - Karl Brasse, MD

Compared with its early clinical use in the 1980s, modern laser vitreolysis provides more efficient and safer energy profiles, offering reliable and repeatable outcomes that provide a low rate of complications combined with a high degree of patient satisfaction.

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ABiC™: Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

According to Mark J. Gallardo, MD (USA) ABiC™ has worked so well to control his patients’ IOP and to reduce their medication load that it has become his “go-to” procedure for glaucoma patients requiring surgical intervention.

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ABiC: A New MIGS on the Block

In comparing the preliminary data for ABiC against the published data for the various MIGS devices, ABiC appears to be comparable, if not more effective, than other MIGS procedures.

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Floaters and the Refractive Surgeon – Karl G. Stonecipher, MD

In this video interview, refractive specialist Karl G. Stonecipher, MD (USA) addresses his decision to incorporate Laser Floater Treatment into clinical practice.

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Expanding Treatment Possibilities with Laser Vitreolysis

In the past, vitrectomy has been commonly considered the gold standard for the treatment of debilitating floater symptoms, but the risk of complications means that it may not be suitable for all patients.

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SLT: A Comprehensive Solution for Glaucoma

This whitepaper highlights the role of SLT across the glaucoma disease process, including its utility as a first-line treatment option.

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2RT: Taking the Heat out of Retinal Laser Therapy

Beyond nutritional supplements, there’s no intervention that can be made that can affect the course of AMD – only in late diseases,when vision has been impaired. Read an article by Australian retinal specialist Wilson Heriot, MD, PhD, which addresses the role of 2RT Retinal Rejuvenation in the early stages of AMD.

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The Clinical Impact of Floaters

Whether patients with symptomatic floaters should be offered treatment or told to “carry on regardless” continues to be debated. Read the whitepaper to learn more.

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Canaloplasty: Safety and Efficacy

Glaucoma specialist Howard Barnebey, MD (USA), provides insight regarding the safety and efficacy of Canaloplasty. Having performed nearly 1000 procedures, Dr. Barnebey uses Canaloplasty across the entire glaucoma spectrum.

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SLT and the Refractive Surgeon

The glaucoma medications used to control the IOP of refractive patients often add to the blurred vision experienced by these patients on a daily basis. This leaves the refractive surgeon with the frustrating task of correcting refractive error without being able to eliminate a key contributor to the problem.

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SLT as a Primary Therapy for Glaucoma

Video Interview with Andrew G. Iwach, MD (USA) addresses the demonstrated efficacy of SLT as a primary therapy.

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SLT Treatment Protocol

SLT works by stimulating a natural healing response in the body to manage the elevated IOP associated with glaucoma, promoting cellular regeneration without the burn and scar tissue associated with other laser procedures.

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Ultrasound: Finding the Problem Behind the Problem

Watch the video with Andrzej Dmitriew, MD (Poland) to learn how detection of disorders like posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) in opaque ocular media is easily achieved with B-Scan ultrasound.

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Ophthalmic Ultrasound in Clinical Practice

Even in an era of highly advanced OCT imaging, ultrasound remains one of the most fundamental diagnostic tools in ophthalmology. Watch the video interview with ultrasound expert Yale Fisher, MD (USA).

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SLT for Narrow Angle Glaucoma

When performing SLT on patients with narrow angles, visibility is reduced compared to normal angles. Watch the video to learn more.

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SLT for Narrow Angle Glaucoma

When performing SLT on patients with narrow angles, visibility is reduced compared to normal angles. It is important to ensure the patient looks toward the mirror in order to improve visibility.

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SLT and Heavily Pigmented Trabeculum

It is important to note that less energy is required when performing SLT on patients with a heavily pigmented trabeculum. In this case video, extensive mini-bubble formation is noted at the commencement of SLT treatment, indicating that the energy level is too high.

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Pan Retinal Photocoagulation (PRP)

In this video, treatment is applied to the retinal periphery. A fast exposure time aided by a precise micromanipulator allows for quick, easy and precise placement over the entire periphery.

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Photocoagulation (Focal, 532nm), Central Retina

The fully integrated laser-slit lamp design of the IntegrePro™ channels the laser directly through the slit lamp optics, ensuring optimal illumination of the fundus, whilst the motorized safety filter ensures an accurate, color-balanced view. Watch the video to learn more.

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Pan Retinal Photocoagulation (PRP), Diabetic Retinopathy

Hundreds of spot are placed in the retina to reduce the risk of vitreous hemorrhage and retinal detachment. Watch the video to learn more.

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SLT and Irregular Pigmentation

When performing SLT on eyes with irregular pigmentation, always ensure that focus is maintained on the target tissue, and not on the laser beam spot.

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SLT Treatment Protocol

SLT works by stimulating a natural healing response in the body to manage the elevated IOP associated with glaucoma, promoting cellular regeneration without the burn and scar tissue associated with other laser procedures.

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