The power of two — SLT and YAG

Whether you're treating glaucoma, or you're seeking to perform capsulotomy procedures, Tango™, with its fully featured SLT laser and its powerful, precise YAG laser, will ensure that you can achieve the results you and your patients are looking for — every time.

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Excellent results — every time
Excellent results — every time

Accuracy and efficacy

Tango’s dual-mode laser cavity allows you to move effortlessly between SLT and YAG modes, ensuring that you'll be able to treat patients across both modalities with maximum accuracy and optimal efficacy.

SLT… precision — and beyond 

Tango™ incorporates Ellex’s proprietary SLT technology — providing superior energy control, a sharp-edged aiming beam and the industry’s fastest firing rate of three shots per second. 

With an enhanced view of the trabecular meshwork, you'll be able to perform SLT procedures faster and more accurately. In addition, SLT is gentle and non-invasive, which means you can stimulate healthy trabecular meshwork cell regeneration and manage IOP without producing burn and scar tissue.

YAG… low energy, high efficiency

Tango’s YAG mode features an Ultra Gaussian beam profile and fast rise time. That enables you to perform capsulotomies and iridotomies at lower, more efficient energy levels.* With less energy delivered into the eye, you’ll be able to carry out capsulotomies with all types of IOLs and with significantly less risk of lens pitting.

*Based on system performance testing. Data on file. Ellex Medical.

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A proprietary dual-mode laser cavity design allows you to efficiently switch between SLT and YAG modes at the touch of a button.
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A highly accurate two-point focusing system with a tolerance range of ± 8 μm in YAG mode delivers pinpoint precision.

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The Duality of SLT in Glaucoma

The Duality of SLT in Glaucoma Management


SLT: A Comprehensive Solution for Glaucoma


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. In this Video interview, Matahias Maus, MD, one of Germany's leading refractive surgeons, addresses how SLT the role of SLT as an effective first-line glaucoma treatment for these patients, whilst eliminating the need for troublesome medications. Watch the video to learn more.


SLT as a Primary Therapy for Glaucoma

Video Interview with Andrew G. Iwach, MD, Glaucoma Center of San Francisco, California


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. In addition, the laser treatment beam must be applied closer to the iris base, but without touching it. Watch the video to learn more. Video courtesy of Prof. Philippe Denis, University Hospitals of Lyon, France.


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 study, extensive mini-bubble formation was noted at the commencement of SLT treatment, indicating that the energy level was too high. The energy level was consequently decreased to be just below the threshold level for bubble formation. Watch the video to learn more. Video courtesy of Prof. Philippe Denis, University Hospitals of Lyon, France.


SLT and Irregular Pigmentation

One of the main theories on the mode of action in SLT (selective laser trabeculoplasty) is that the laser energy is absorbed in melanin granules in the trabeculum, which triggers a reaction that effectively reduces IOP. 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. In addition, the treatment beam should cover the central part of the trabecular meshwork, where pigmentation is maximal. Watch the video to learn more. Video courtesy of Prof. Philippe Denis, University Hospitals of Lyon, France.


SLT Treatment Protocol

SLT (selective laser trabeculoplasty) works by stimulating a natural healing response in the body to manage the elevated intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma, promoting cellular regeneration without the burn and scar tissue associated with other laser procedures. Treatment is undertaken in single shot mode, with consecutive but not overlapping spots placed over the interior half of the trabecular meshwork. To determine the optimal level of energy for each patient, the energy level is gradually increased until the threshold energy level for mini-bubble information is observed, or decreased if bubble formation is noted. Watch the video to learn more. Video courtesy of Prof. Philippe Denis, University Hospitals of Lyon, France.

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Tango™ has a CE Mark (Conformité Européenne) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (510k) Market release for the indications of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (Selective Light Therapy, SLT) Capsulotomy and Laser Iridotomy. , Posterior membranectomy 

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