Floaters and patient quality of life
While floaters can be overlooked as a common symptom of vitreous deterioration, the adverse effect that they can have on a patient’s quality of life is sometimes significant enough to warrant treatment. A study of over 300 outpatients reported that floaters had the same negative impact on quality of life as age-related macular degeneration1.
Laser Floater Treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that can significantly improve a patient's perception of their everyday visual functionality and provide them with much-needed relief from eye floaters. The technique fills the treatment gap for patients whose symptoms and risk profile does not warrant treatment with vitrectomy. Laser floater treatment can also delay or obviate the need for surgery.
- Offers a treatment alternative for suitable patients whose profile does not warrant vitrectomy
- Unique system delivering improved visualization and treatment efficacy
- Deploys Reflex Technology™ designed specifically for treating floaters
In recent years, Laser Floater Treatment procedures have undergone a renaissance with the development of transformative technologies such as Ellex's TCI™ True Coaxial Illumination™. Today, ophthalmologists are now able to offer treatment to their symptomatic floater patients with greater safety and efficacy than ever before.
1 (Wagle AM, Lim WY, Yap TP, et al. Utility values associated with vitreous floaters. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011;152(1):60-65.)
Accurate, effective treatment
Ellex was the first company to pioneer a laser designed specifically for the treatment of floaters. Our Reflex Technology™ features True Coaxial Illumination™ (TCI) for on- and off-axis visualization, a precise aiming beam and a superior energy beam profile — all within a unique slit lamp illumination tower design that converges and focuses the physician’s sight line, target illumination and treatment beam into one optical path.
It’s an approach that maximizes focusing accuracy and provides a safe and highly effective tool for the treatment of vitreous opacities.
“I adopted laser floater treatment just over three years ago. More than 3,000 procedures later, I now fully appreciate the negative impact that symptomatic floaters can have on patients’ quality of life. When looking at the results in my own clinic, more than 90% of patients indicate that they are satisfied with their improvement in daily visual functioning as a result of undergoing the procedure.”