22 August 2012
Ellex Delivers Ultrasound Education To ESCRS Delegates
Ellex Medical, a manufacturer and distributor of ophthalmic technology for use in the fight against blindness, today announced that it will host its 8th European Ultrasound Training Course during the upcoming XXX Meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) in Milan, Italy, on Friday, 7 September.
First used to image the eye in the 1950s, ultrasound has evolved to become one of the most essential imaging technologies in ophthalmology. With the ability to be performed in the presence of both opaque and clear media, ophthalmic ultrasound is a fundamental tool for use by ophthalmologists in the diagnosis of ocular conditions.
The 8th European Eye Cubed Ultrasound Course, which is open to all ophthalmologists attending the ECSRS, will feature Michele Figus, MD, a leading ophthalmologist and experienced Eye Cubed™ user from the University of Pisa, Italy, and industry veteran Rhonda Waldron, MMSc, COMT, CRA, ROUB, CDOS, USA.
Covering the fundamentals of ophthalmic ultrasound the course will illustrate key technical principles, including the use of high-resolution B-Scan imaging for the posterior segment. In particular, Dr. Figus will demonstrate the use of the Eye Cubed’s real-time B-Scan to give a detailed view of changes in the vitreous cavity and retina. He will also highlight the benefits of UBM (ultrasound biomicroscopy) for evaluation of the anterior segment in IOL sizing, and in the diagnosis of glaucoma.
Ms. Waldron will instruct participants on how to obtain accurate measurements of the eye prior to implantation of intra-ocular lenses (IOLs).
In parallel with the 8th European Eye Cubed Ultrasound Course, Ellex will also sponsor a number of educational ultrasound courses as part of the European Society of Ophthalmic Nurses and Technicians (ESONT) program, held in conjunction with the XXX Meeting of ESCRS.
All courses will include hands-on clinical sessions with the Company’s leading Eye Cubed™ diagnostic ultrasound technology.
For more information, and to register to attend these courses, please visit the Ellex website,www.ellex.com/2012/escrs-ultrasound
Ellex (Ellex Medical Lasers Limited) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of ophthalmic laser and ultrasound systems used by ophthalmologists to diagnose and treat eye disease. With more than 16,000 systems delivered to the market, Ellex has evolved since 1985 from a manufacturing company of primarily OEM products, to direct marketing of its own branded products through subsidiaries in the United States, Japan, Germany and Australia, and a network of distribution partners in more than 100 countries.
ABOUT THE EYE CUBED
The Eye Cubed™ is one of the Company’s best-selling products, with thousands of systems installed worldwide. Since entering the ophthalmic ultrasound market in 2006 through a partnership with ultrasound pioneers Innovative Imaging Inc., Ellex has expanded upon the Eye Cubed’s strong market presence in North America to include Europe and Asia.
Delivering high-quality image resolution and unparalleled sensitivity, the Eye Cubed™ is the premier device for ultrasound examination of the eye. The system features real-time imaging, advanced movie mode using the fastest sampling rate available, and internal memory for storing scans – all of which advance and improve the diagnostic process.
For more information on the Eye Cubed™ from Ellex, please visit the Ellex website:http://www.ellex.com/products/diagnostics/ultrasound-parent/eye-cubed/