Ellex launch the Ultra Q YAG Laser with Reflex Technology

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Haag-Streit UK, the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, is pleased to announce the launch of the Ellex Ultra Q microsurgical YAG Laser with Reflex Technology as part of their UK product portfolio.

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Whether you are performing selective capsulotomy with new generation IOLs, peripheral iridotomy for glaucoma or Nd:YAG laser vitreolysis for the treatment of floaters, the new Ultra Q is the leading microsurgical YAG laser on the market today.

Haag-Streit UK, the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, is pleased to announce the launch of the Ellex Ultra Q microsurgical YAG Laser with Reflex Technology as part of their UK product portfolio.

The Ultra Q was first launched in the UK in 2004. With the recent addition of Reflex Technology, which provides optimal illumination of the vitreous, the Ultra Q offers an innovative treatment solution for Nd:YAG laser-based floater treatment.

Unlike standard YAG lasers, the Ultra Q allows coaxial illumination which optimises viewing for both the anterior and posterior segment. The unique reflex illumination mirror briefly moves out of the laser pathway during firing and ensures that the laser beam is never obstructed. The slit lamp illumination tower can therefore be used coaxially, in addition to the typical off-axis position.

Jacqui Kenyon, HS-UK Product Manager, observed, “To date, the standard approach to the treatment of floaters has been the surgical removal of the vitreous. This procedure can put the patient at significant risk of complications such as infection, retinal detachment and macular odema. With the new Ultra Q with Reflex Technology, short bursts of energy are delivered to the eye by the laser, which break up the collagen fibres in floaters.”

The Ultra Q’s gaussian beam profile and fast rise time enables the surgeon to cut the tissue more efficiently, using fewer shots and less cumulative energy, with a reduced risk of side effects, such as retinal thickening, increased IOP or collateral damage to surrounding structures.

The newest generation IOLs may be more susceptible to pitting, posing many challenges for anterior and posterior capsulotomy procedures. The Ultra Q is ideal for use with these IOLs, consistently achieving optical breakdown at ultralow energy levels.

Grahame Wood, HS-UK National Sales Manager, commented, “We are excited to have the new Ultra Q with Reflex Technology as part of our portfolio. Whether you are performing selective capsulotomy with new generation IOLs, peripheral iridotomy for glaucoma or Nd:YAG laser vitreolysis for the treatment of floaters, the new Ultra Q is the leading microsurgical YAG laser on the market today.”

For more information on the Ultra Q, please call Haag-Streit UK on 01279 456255 or email info(at)haag-streit-uk(dot)com.

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