ABOUT REFLEX TECHNOLOGY
About Reflex Technology
Ellex’s proprietary Reflex Technology™ includes True Coaxial Illumination™, on- and off-axis modes, a precise green aiming beam and a superior energy beam profile — all within a unique slit lamp illumination tower design that converges and focuses your sight line, target illumination and treatment beam into one optical path. This minimizes the potential for focusing errors and the risk of damage to the natural lens or the retina – and provides a safe and highly effective tool for the treatment of vitreous opacities.
- Gives you great visualization of the middle and posterior vitreous
- Allows for spatial context – especially near the retina
- Red Reflex helps with contrast for certain floaters
- Can’t see floaters behind anterior vitreous
- Beneficial for visualizing anterior floaters
- Lose red reflex which allows for floaters to appear “white”
- Helps with defining posterior capsule
- Decreases glare in some situations
Reflex Technology in Clinical Practice
See Better, Treat Better
With Ellex’s proprietary Reflex Technology™ visualizing floaters and opacities, and assessing their position relative to the lens or retina, has never been easier.
Treat with Greater Accuracy
Reflex Technology™ allows the operator to move effortlessly between on-axis and off-axis viewing and provides the highest levels of visualization accuracy and illumination in the anterior and posterior segments, all from one platform.
Lower Energy Treatments
Reflex Technology™ provides higher-power density and precisely controlled plasma formation – the end result is that fewer shots are required to perform treatment with less cumulative energy delivered.
Reflex Technology Versus Conventional YAG Laser Technology
Traditional YAG lasers typically have larger and less-controlled plasma with more inconsistent power output and were equipped for capsulotomy and iridotomy procedures only. Since it can be difficult to focus on small structures — such as vitreous strands — when using these systems, collateral ocular tissue damage may occur.
Previous attempts at Laser Floater Treatment were not successful for a number of reasons, including:
- Lack of visualization
- Energy settings too low
- Number of shots not enough
- Inefficient energy beam
In contrast, Reflex Technology™ from Ellex features an ultra-Gaussian beam mode, teamed with a fast-pulse rise time and a small-spot size: with a higher-power density and tightly controlled plasma, fewer shots are required to perform procedures with less cumulative energy delivered to the patient. Furthermore, Reflex Technology™ incorporates a proprietary slit lamp illumination tower design, which converges the operator’s vision, the target illumination, and the treatment beam along the same optical path and onto the same optical plane. The illumination tower can be used coaxially to enhance the view of the target opacity and more effectively vaporize it.
What the Experts are Saying About LFT and Reflex Technology:
“Reflex Technology allows for clear visualization of the internal eye from the cornea all the way to the retina, and as such, provides much-needed spatial context for procedures like laser vitreolysis.”
Paul I. Singh, MD (USA)
“When it comes to the treatment of floaters, precise spatial context is critical. To achieve this, both off-axis and on-axis illumination is required. This ensures that when a surgeon looks into an eye, he or she can clearly establish where the lens, floater and retina lie in relation to the floater and to each other.”
Dr. Paul I. Singh, MD USA)
“I’m always amazed how symptomatic patients are from floaters. I ignored them in the past, and it’s just been amazing to me to learn how debilitating they can be for certain patients. ”
Ivan Mac, MD, MBA (USA)
“Many times, we can see the shadows cast from the floater, which I think is important. By showing patients that they have a problem, it solidifies their understanding and desire for treatment.”
Karl G. Stonecipher, MD (USA)
“TCI is the heart and soul of this laser. It is what makes this system different and enables us to perform YAG vitreolysis with confidence.”
Paul I. Singh, MD (USA)
“Modern laser floater treatment is a different procedure. It is not the same procedure as in past years. Earlier attempts at treating floaters were not always positive, because the technology was not optimized for the procedure.”
Karl Brasse, MD, MRCOphth (Germany)