LFR Procedure Guide

The LFR Procedure Guide is provided for information purposes only. It is the operating physician’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with the latest recommended techniques. It is recommended to start with a low level of energy and titrate up until there is adequate vaporization and optical breakdown of the vitreous collagen. Generally speaking, more energy is required to perform LFR, laser vitreolysis, compared to capsulotomy. This is because the laser energy has to pass through more optical media however.

Note: The LFR Procedure Guide is provided for information purposes only. It is the operating physician’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with the latest recommended techniques.

A Clinical Trial of YAG Vitreolysis

Chirag P. Shah, MD, MPH

In a recent study published in Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today – Retina Today Dr. Chirag Shah explored how YAG vitreolysis provided promising relief for symptomatic floaters with no significant complications.

The Evolving View of Laser Vitreolysis

Inder Paul Singh, MD, Moderator

Ivan Mac, DM, MBA

Chirag P. Shah, MD, MPH

Karl Stonecipher, MD

Michael D. Tibbetts, MD

In this roundtable discussion at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2017 in New Orleans, ophthalmologists working in glaucoma, retina, and 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 vitreolysis is evolving alongside growing data and the introduction of the new Reflex Technology platform.

Whitepaper, Reflex Technology: Transforming Anterior and Posterior YAG Treatments

In this whitepaper, Dr. Singh addresses the fact that since its introduction into the field of ophthalmology, use of neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet laser therapy has remained reserved for anterior segment procedures. However, with new technologic advancements designed to address the specific limitations of conventional lasers, Reflex Technology  is now expanding treatment possibilities and providing a single, safe and highly effective YAG laser platform for capsulotomies, peripheral iridiotomies and laser vitreolysis-based floater treatment. Read the whitepaper by Dr. Paul I. Singh to learn more about the benefits of Reflex Technology in the treatment of symptomatic floater patients, including True Coaxial Illumination (TCI). 

The Clinical Impact of Floaters
Paul Inder Singh (USA)

In this whitepaper, laser vitreolysis 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)
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 Vitreolysis
Cees van der Windt, MS (The Netherlands)

Virtually every individual has experienced or will experience the visual shadows caused by floaters during their lifetime. For most, this event is a minor and short-lived inconvenience, but for a select few, it can be a disabling condition. Floaters are small bundles of collagen fibers located in the eye’s vitreous and they are a known product of degenerative vitreous syndrome (DVS; the natural breakdown and clumping of collagen in the vitreous) and posterior vitreous detachment (PVD; the age-related separation of the vitreous from the retina).

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.





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For clinical and practical information on vitreolysis, as well as practice and patient marketing tools, visit www.floater-LFR.com – the primary online resource for the management and treatment of floaters.