14 February 2012
Ellex Supports Role Of Ophthalmic Ultrasound In Fight Against Blindness
Ellex Medical Lasers Limited, a manufacturer and distributor of ophthalmic technology for use in the fight against blindness, today announced that it will host its seventh Ultrasound Training Course during the upcoming World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 19 February.
The educational ultrasound course, which is open to all ophthalmologists attending the WOC, will cover the fundamentals of ophthalmic ultrasound, illustrate its technical principles and address the evolution of ultrasound to high-resolution, real-time imaging.
Keynote speaker Andrzej Dmitriew, MD, a leading ophthalmologist and experienced Eye Cubed™ user from Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland, will address participants regarding the use of high resolution B-Scan imaging for the posterior segment. In particular, Dr. Dmitriew will demonstrate how the industry’s only real-time B-Scan offers 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, and will explain how immersion biometry enables the improvement of refractive outcomes.
Course participants will also benefit from hands-on clinical sessions with the Company’s leading Eye Cubed™ diagnostic ultrasound technology, helping consolidate the theoretical principles presented.
According to US-based Clinical Applications Specialist at Ellex, Nancy London: “Ultrasound remains one of the most essential imaging technologies in ophthalmology, offering both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Despite the introduction of many new ocular imaging techniques over the past 10 years, ultrasound is the only imaging technique which can be performed in the presence of opaque as well as clear media – making it a fundamental tool for use in ophthalmology.”
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.
As part of the Company’s efforts to provide continuing education support, Ellex hosts a number of clinical ultrasound applications training initiatives under the expert guidance of trained ecographers, with several courses planned during 2012. For more detail regarding these initiatives, and to register your interest, please visit the Ellex website at www.ellex.com.
Ellex Medical Lasers Limited (ASX:ELX) 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 15,000 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. In recent years, Ellex has diversified its product range beyond lasers and ultrasound equipment to include distribution of a number of complementary third-party ophthalmic products.