Quantel Easyret yellow laser is a latest generation therapeutic laser used for treating macular and retinal diseases. Profesional Eye Hospital is one of only a few regional institutions with this type of laser.
It uses the yellow wavelength, which is less traumatic for the retinal tissue and less uncomfortable for the patient, and allows more comfortable treatments. It is a pattern laser, which means it can emit dozens of laser pulses in one second, allowing better control and faster and more predictable treatments.
The possibility of subliminal (below threshold) macular treatments makes it stand apart from other lasers. It is often the only therapeutic option for chronic macular swelling in people with diabetes or after vein occlusion, when other therapeutic options have failed.
An integral part of the Easyret laser is the MOSAR digital visualization system, which uploads images from diagnostic devices and allows performing highly precisely guided laser treatments, resulting in better treatment results
Q YAG laser
Ellex Super Q YAG is the world's most advanced and best-selling YAG laser. Super Q enables extremely reliable and safe capsulotomy and iridotomy procedures. Super Q YAG laser technology allows treatments with lower energy doses, resulting in higher efficiency with faster treatments and less post treatment inflammatory reaction of eye structures. The risk of damage to the intraocular lens during capsulotomy for secondary cataracts is also reduced. Super Q emits laser pulses with 8 microcrone precision (hundredth of a millimeter), allowing exceptional accuracy and selectivity of the treatment.
- posterior capsulotomy
- laser iridotomy
Posterior capsulotomy is a procedure used to treat so-called secondary cataracts. During cataract surgery, an artificial intraocular lens is implanted in place of the naturally cloudy lens. It is implanted in the capsular bag in which the natural lens was lying, consisting of the front and back capsule. Although it is a highly effective surgery, a certain number of patients will usually develop a so-called secondary cataract after a few years of the surgery. In secondary cataract, the posterior capsule behind the implanted intraocular lens becomes cloudy. The clouding is due to the proliferation and accumulation of cells and scar tissue. With the help of the YAG laser, the process of photodisruption in just a few minutes can remove the blurring and enable clear vision as it was immediately after cataract surgery. It is an outpatient procedure that is performed under drop anesthesia and is completely painless. The patient goes home immediately after the intervention. The results are visible already after a few hours of the intervention.
Laser iridotomy is a procedure used to treat closed angle glaucoma. In closed angle glaucoma, there is difficulty aqueous humor flowing and access to the trabecular meshwork through which it drains from the eye. During laser iridotomy, small openings are created on the periphery of the iris with the help of laser pulses, allowing direct communication between the posterior and anterior chambers of the eye and a better flow of aqueous humor, thus reducing eye pressure. It is an outpatient procedure performed under drop anesthesia, completely painless, and the patient goes home immediately after the intervention.
Solitaire argon laser
llex Solitaire argon laser is one of the most advanced laser photocoagulation systems. It emits laser pulses with a wavelength of 532 nanometers and causes coagulation (cauterization) of the retinal blood vessels. It is by far the most commonly used in retinal photocoagulation procedures for treating retinal diseases, primarily diabetic retinopathy. In addition to treating diabetic retinopathy, it is also used in treating other retinal diseases, including macular edema of various causes, retinal ruptures that usually occur in higher myopia, and retinal vascular diseases such as retinal vein occlusions, and others.
Indications for argon laser treatment:
- treatment of diabetic retinopathy and macular edema
- treatment of retinal rupture
- laser iridotomy
All procedures performed with argon laser are outpatient procedures, performed under local drop anesthesia, completely painless, and the patient goes home immediately after the intervention.
Treatment of diabetic retinopathy and macular edema
Argon laser photocoagulation is a very successful method for treating diabetic retinopathy and is the method of choice for pathological diabetes-caused changes on the retina. During laser treatment, laser pulses cause coagulation (cauterization) of diseased blood vessels that leak blood and proteins and lead to discontinuation of these undesirable processes. Laser pulses can also be applied to the periphery of the retina in more severe casesforms of diabetic retinopathy, thus preventing further formation of diseased blood vessels and disease progression.
Treatment of peripheral retinal rupture
Retinal ruptures usually occur in nearsighted people, and usually in myopias above -6 diopter. However, they can also occur less frequently in patients who are not myopic. They occur as a result of retinal stretching due to a slightly longer axial length of the eye. Most often, they are asymptomatic and harmless, but some can lead to retinal detachment. Although rare, it is a complication that can affect vision. Therefore, preventive treatment with argon laser is recommended only for high-risk ruptures and implies emitting laser pulses to the retinal tissue around these ruptures. Laser pulses in those places lead to local adhesion of the retinal layers, preventing further spread of the rupture and complications.