Introducing Tango Reflex

The industry’s most advanced laser

Combining Ellex’s proprietary Reflex Technology for posterior and anterior YAG laser procedures with the industry’s leading SLT technology, the Tango Reflex is a breakthrough in laser technology that enables you to expand the quality and scope of your patient care.

FOUR TREATMENT MODALITIES

One advanced laser – four treatment modes

The multi-modality Tango Reflex combines multiple treatment platforms in a single advanced laser system; SLT for glaucoma, laser vitreolysis for floaters and capsulotomy and iridotomy treatments.

FOUR TREATMENT MODALITIES

SLT for glaucoma

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is an effective first-line glaucoma therapy which eliminates the issues of patient compliance and medication side-effects.

A simple in-office procedure, SLT has been shown to lower IOP as effectively as medication, and to offer a consistent safety profile. Best of all, it is efficacious at every stage of the glaucoma treatment algorithm. On average, SLT achieves a reduction in IOP of 30% when used as a first-line option.

FOUR TREATMENT MODALITIES

LFR for floaters

Laser Floater Removal (LFR) reduces or eliminates the debilitating visual disturbance caused by symptomatic floaters. It involves the use of a specially designed nano-pulsed YAG laser to vaporise floaters. Compared to its early clinical use in the 1980s, modern LFR provides more efficient and safer energy profiles. This creates reliable and repeatable outcomes with a low rate of complications and a high degree of patient satisfaction.

Online educational resource

'Treat eye floaters' microsite

As the treatment of eye floaters has become more commonplace, Ellex has produced a 'microsite' on Laser Floater Removal (LFR) www.treateyefloaters.com. This small website provides an educational resources for the medical community, focusing solely on LFR and the Ultra Q Reflex laser.   

 

FOUR TREATMENT MODALITIES

Capsulotomy

The Tango Reflex creates a capsulotomy opening that is precisely controlled, without causing damage to the lens, even if the lack of a ridge makes the capsule adhere to the optic. It cuts tissue more efficiently, and with less cumulative energy, to create a perfectly centred, precise capsulotomy. A precise capsulotomy is essential for IOLs that correct presbyopia through implantation in the posterior chamber’s capsular bag.

FOUR TREATMENT MODALITIES

Iridotomy

The Tango Reflex enables you to create a small, precise iridotomy to exacting precision, with a reduced risk of lens pitting. With refractive IOLs, the iridotomy aperture must be large enough to ensure a balanced aqueous flow, yet small enough so that no light is transmitted back to the pupil. The Tango Reflex enables you to create a precise size of the iridotomy, often in a single shot that uses lower energy than other YAG lasers.

REFLEX TECHNOLOGY

For optimised visualisation

Reflex Technology comprises Ellex’s proprietary slit lamp illumination tower design, which converges the operator’s vision, the target illumination and the treatment beam onto the same optical path and focuses them onto the same optical plane. It offers optimised visualisation and illumination of the vitreous. This is of particular importance when aiming at vitreous strands or opacities, as it greatly minimises the potential for focusing errors. It also lowers the risk of damage to the natural lens or the retina.

The unique illumination mirror design, which briefly moves out of the laser pathway during firing, ensures that the laser beam is never obstructed. This minimises the risk of under-dosing or over-dosing the energy, ensuring that the desired therapeutic effect is achieved.

REFLEX TECHNOLOGY

On-axis visualisation

On-axis mode provides greater visualisation of floaters located in the middle and posterior vitreous. It offers the necessary spatial context, especially in relation to the retina. Red-reflex provides greater visual contrast in order to better visualise certain floaters.

REFLEX TECHNOLOGY

Off-axis visualisation

Off-axis mode provides better visualisation of floaters located in the anterior vitreous. Better definition of the posterior capsule is also provided, as well as decreased glare in some situations, depending on the location of the floater(s).

POSTERIOR & ANTERIOR SEGMENT VIEWING

Optimised for better viewing

The quality and design of Tango Reflex’s slit lamp optics are optimised for both anterior and posterior YAG laser procedures. In addition, next-generation filter technology provides the best colour-balance possible.

POSTERIOR & ANTERIOR SEGMENT VIEWING

Anterior segment viewing

Featuring Galilean converging optics with a 16° stereoscopic angle, the Tango Reflex provides a more natural stereoscopic view combined with a small depth-of-field for precision focusing on structures in the anterior segment. 

POSTERIOR & ANTERIOR SEGMENT VIEWING

Posterior segment viewing

A patented illumination tower, which can be used in a coaxial position, provides better depth perception in the posterior segment for focusing on structures in the vitreous cavity.

WHY CHOOSE THE TANGO REFLEX?

SLT/YAG multi-modality laser

Combining Ellex’s proprietary Reflex Technology with the industry’s leading SLT technology, Tango Reflex is a breakthrough in laser technology that enables you to perform the full range of anterior and posterior YAG laser procedures, as well as SLT. Designed for greater efficiency, Tango Reflex allows you to instantly switch between treatment modes at the touch of a button, while an intuitive touchscreen interface permits easy, quick adjustment of all treatment parameters.

WHY CHOOSE THE TANGO REFLEX?

Dual-colour aiming beam

In YAG mode, a green aiming beam provides greater contrast and thus improved visibility, especially when working in the vitreous. In SLT mode, a red aiming beam improves safety of focusing.

WHY CHOOSE THE TANGO REFLEX?

IOL friendly disruption

In YAG mode, Tango Reflex’s state-of-the-art YAG laser technology provides you with more consistent optical breakdown, which is ideal for meeting new challenges in posterior capsulotomy procedures. You and your patients will benefit from a lower risk of lens pitting, more efficient tissue cutting with fewer shots, delivery of less cumulative energy and faster procedures.

WHY CHOOSE THE TANGO REFLEX?

Fast & accurate

In order to deliver precise treatment and avoid the risk of side effects like IOL pitting, Tango Reflex’s continuously variable anterior and posterior offset control adjustment (from 0 to 500 microns) allows the most precise adjustment and provides optimum flexibility for all procedures. It is also the world’s fastest YAG laser, with a firing rate of 3 shots-per-second.

TOTAL SOLUTION TABLES

Tables configured to meet your needs

The Tango Reflex laser can be combined with the ‘Total Solution’ table range in order to meet the needs of ophthalmic offices, ambulatory surgery centres and hospital outpatient clinics.

These tables are designed to meet the needs of any environment, with the added benefit of comfort, flexibility and an optimised patient-surgeon interface. They are portable and wheelchair accessible.