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The Clinical Impact of Floaters

Paul Inder Singh (USA)

In this whitepaper, laser floater removal 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) and 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.

Laser Floater Removal Treatment Guidelines

More energy is typically required to perform laser floater removal 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 Floater Removal Treatment Guidelines for more information.

Note: The Laser Floater Removal Treatment Guidelines are provided for information purposes only. It is the operating physician’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with the latest recommended techniques.

Tango Reflex Product Brochure

The new Tango Reflex™ from Ellex combines multiple treatment platforms — SLT for glaucoma, laser vitreolysis for floaters, and capsulotomy and iridotomy treatments – in a single laser system.

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.

AAO 2016
Modern Laser Floater Removal

Paul I. Singh, MD
Eye Centers of Racine and Kenosha, USA

Watch a recording of Dr. Paul Singh’s Laser Floater Removal (LFR) presentation from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2016, in which he addresses his treatment pearls and clinical tips for LFR in the treatment of symptomatic floater patients. Dr. Singh also highlights titratable axis illumination and coaxial visualization, and how these new technologies have improved the safety profile and efficacy of LFR.

AAO 2016
Floaters. To Treat or not to Treat?

Paul I. Singh, MD
Eye Centers of Racine and Kenosha, USA

Dr. Paul I. Singh was one of the first adopters or modern Laser FLoater Removal (LFR) and has performed more than 1500 procedures to date. In this webinar, he discusses how advanced screening technologies such as the iTrace™ Wavefront Aberrometer and Corneal Topographer (Tracey Technologies LLC), allows him to objectively measure the improvement in quality of vision in his patients following LFR. Specifically, the iTrace™ provides a breakdown of the contribution between corneal and internal aberrations, including the lens, the posterior cornea, macula and the vitreous.

AAO 2016
Modern Laser Floater Removal

Karl G. Stonecipher, MD
TLC Greensboro, USA

A refractive surgeon, Dr. Karl Stonecipher addresses the role of Laser Floater Removal (LFR) in his daily clinical practice. He also discusses how the innovation of technologies such as titratable axis illumination allows you to toggle between on- and off axis modes in order to better visualize floaters – and to assess their position relative to the lens and/or retina.

A Paradigm Shift in the Management of Symptomatic Floaters

Paul I. Singh, MD
Eye Centers of Racine and Kenosha, USA

Having performed more than 250 YAG Laser Vitreolysis procedures, Dr. Paul Singh reports a success rate of more than 90%, combined with a high safety profile. Watch the webinar to learn more.

EURETINA/ESCRS 2014
YAG laser Viterolysis:
A Safe and Effective Alternative to Vitrectomy?

Marc Veckeneer, MD
Rotterdam Eye Hospital, Rotterdam, Netherlands

EURETINA/ESCRS 2014
YAG Laser Vitreolysis:
Membranotomy in Patients With Multifocal IOLs

Cees van der Windt, MD
Ziekenhuis Rivierenland, Tiel, Netherlands

AAO 2013
Vitreolysis Vs. Vitrectomy

Paul I. Singh, MD
Eye Centers of Racine and Kenosha, USA

Vitrectomy is a highly effective treatment for the removal of vitreous strands and opactiies but also carries significant risks, including cataract. Vitreolysis is a simple, outpatient-based alternative, which vaporizes the vitreous strands and opacities and may delay or obviate the need for surgery.

AAO 2013
Vitreolysis: the Challenges and the Rewards

Paul I. Singh, MD
Eye Centers of Racine and Kenosha, USA

Vitreolysis is an outpatient-based procedure, which involves the use of a specially designed YAG laser to vaporize the vitreous strands and opacities. Highly effective, it has a low complication rate and offers a high degree of patient satisfaction. It can also delay or obviate the need for surgery.

AAO 2012
YAG Laser Treatment of Vitreous Floaters: My Five Year Experience

James H. Johnson, MD

James H. Johnson, Medical Director of Vitreous Floater Solutions, Irvine, is considered an expert in the treatment of floaters. At the 2012 annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Johnson addressed AAO delegates regarding the latest advancements in Nd:YAG laser-based floater treatment.