Providing clear optics for YAG, SLT, laser vitreolysis, and photocoagulation procedures
Mentor, Ohio (August 9, 2016) – Volk Optical and Ellex Medical (ASX: ELX, Ellex) have partnered to provide ease of access and convenient purchase of Volk ophthalmic lenses to complement Ellex ophthalmic lasers. Ellex will commence an offering of Volk contact laser lenses, as well as mirrored gonioscopy lenses, in both reusable and single-use designs, with the purchase of an Ellex ophthalmic laser for YAG, SLT, laser vitreolysis, and photocoagulation procedures.
With this arrangement, Ellex will now have the opportunity to provide reusable laser lens styles, and Volk®1 Single Use lens for a global collaborative market presence. Volk lenses are designed with high-quality optics and anti-glare coatings to deliver crisp, high-resolution views. The range of reusable lens styles includes contact laser lenses for capsulotomy, iridotomy, laser vitreolysis, focal grid and peripheral retinal photocoagulation, 3- and 4-mirror gonioscopy, and selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT). Volk1 Single Use lenses, which eliminate potential cross-contamination and costly reprocessing, are available in a similar range of styles, and can be re-ordered directly from Ellex.
Ellex is recognized as the expert in short-pulsed lasers for use in ophthalmology. Its laser range pairs 30 years of manufacturing expertise with cutting-edge technology to deliver consistently better treatment results. The systems offered with Volk lenses include the Tango™ for SLT and YAG laser procedures; Ultra Q for YAG laser procedures and the Ultra Q Reflex for vitreolysis (as well as standard YAG procedures); and Solitaire, Integre Pro and Integre Pro Scan for photocoagulation.
“It makes sense that Ellex should align its suite of ophthalmic laser products with Volk: if our customers can visualize the treatment site with greater clarity then they can use our lasers to more exacting precision,” commented Ellex CEO Tom Spurling.
“The industry’s best lenses are now available with the industry’s best lasers,” explains Volk president Peter Mastores. “Ellex is a pioneer in ophthalmic laser treatment. They recognize that the clear, high-resolution imaging of our Volk lenses is critical to patient outcomes.”
To learn more about the new laser and lens bundles, or to make a purchase, visit www.ellex.com, or contact your Authorized Ellex Distributor.
Volk Optical (www.volk.com) is a recognized industry leader in ophthalmic imaging offering the finest aspheric optics, portable ocular diagnostic imaging platforms, and unique surgical solutions. Dr. David Volk pioneered the design of ophthalmic lenses in the 1960’s and is best known for his revolutionary glass lens design and construction, which includes the patented double aspheric lens technology. Volk ophthalmic lenses are recognized worldwide as having the highest resolution and widest field imaging with the best stereopsis for precision diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical work. Volk’s portable, electronic, diagnostic imaging devices are building the foundation for the future of ophthalmology, optometry, and general medicine. The company is based in Mentor, Ohio, USA and has representatives and distributors around the world. Volk Optical is a subsidiary of Halma plc of Amersham, United Kingdom (LON: HLMA, Halma).
Ellex Medical (Ellex) is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of ophthalmic laser and ultrasound systems used by ophthalmologists to diagnose and treat eye disease. With more than 20,000 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.