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EYE TECH CARE – EyeOP1 Trattamento del Glaucoma

L’ALTERNATIVA NON INVASIVA
L’unica procedura medica sviluppata per il glaucoma non controllato, a prescindere dal trattamento precedente.
Questa terapia non invasiva per ridurre la pressione intraoculare (PIO) offre un’eccezionale tolleranza per il paziente, determinando un decorso prevedibile e senza problemi.

L’unico trattamento per il glaucoma assistito da computer.
Una procedura precisa e mirata, che preserva le strutture anatomiche.

Brochure Sistema UCP

Ultasuoni focalizzati, la tecnologia dietro alle quinte
Durata totale della procedura: 3 min.

Filmato 1
Trattamento del glaucoma con ultrasuoni focalizzati; panoramica

Filmato 2
Procedura Chirurgica passo/passo

SCHEDA TECNICA

APPROFONDIMENTI (Inglese)
A NOVEL APPLICATION IN THE FIELD OF OPHTHALMOLOGY: GLAUCOMA TREATMENT
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound is routinely used to treat some complex pathologies such as liver cancer, prostate cancer, brain tumors, etc.

Advantages of the technology :
By virtue of the high frequency of the ultrasound, the energy delivered enables precision targeting of the area to be treated, i.e. the ciliary body. Accuracy ensures reproducibility of the procedure.
At the focal point there is gentle coagulation of the targeted tissue via a controlled rise in temperature. The technique preserves adjacent tissues and does not compromise the blood aqueous barrier.
Unlike lasers, ultrasound goes through biological tissue without the constraints of optical absorption, in other words it do not depend on pigmentation and maintains the same efficacy regardless of tissue it crosses.
Ultrasound can reach deep tissue without surgical incision: the procedure is NON-INVASIVE.

THE DIFFERENCE VIA MINIATURIZATION
The piezo-electric transducers of the therapy device developed by EYE TECH CARE, are among the smallest (40 mm2) ever manufactured for medical application.
Extreme miniaturization presents important assets:
Adaptation to the anatomy of the eye allows the ultrasound to be very precisely focused.
The evenly-delivered ultrasound dose helps to preserve the blood aqueous barrier.
After treatment, the eye is quiet, painless and shows little or no inflammatory response. The treatment duration is very short (less than three minutes).
The circular treatment, performed in one step, is very simple to implement.

UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY FOR NON-INVASIVE GLAUCOMA TREATMENT
EYE TECH CARE has developed the only medical procedure for uncontrolled glaucoma irrespective of previous treatment.
This non-invasive therapy to reduce IOP (intraocular pressure) using proprietary focused ultrasound technology delivers good patient tolerance resulting in a predictable, trouble-free patient follow up.
The treatment is easy to perform, reproducible, non-operator-dependent and can be safely performed in less than three minutes.

PIONEERING STRATEGY
The unique technology combines the therapeutic capability of focused ultrasound and the innovative geometry of the therapy device.
The ring shape of the therapy probe and the extreme miniaturization of the transducers allow for the first circular treatment performed in one step.
The user-friendly EyeOP1 presents a short learning curve and reduces the risks typically involved in mastering a new technique.

STRAIGHTFORWARD, EASY SET-UP AND RAPID TREATMENT PROCEDURE
– The patient is lying in a supine position. The EyeOP1 module is used to perform the outpatient treatment under local anesthesia.
– The single-use therapy device is positioned on the patient’s eye
– The device is aligned and fixated on the eye
– The procedure starts: the 6 transducers deliver the ultrasound energy in less than three minutes

AN EXCLUSIVE MEDICAL DEVICE
EYEOP-PACK is the sterile, single-use treatment device which comes in three sizes to best adapt to the eye’s size and shape. It is composed of two parts:
– the positioning cone ensures proper positioning of the therapy probe on the eye.
– the treatment probe delivers the ultrasound energy. Its six piezoelectric transducers arranged in a circle generate beams which are focused in the treatment area with great precision.

The EyeOP1 control unit generates the ultrasound energy. It is compact, ergonomic and exceptionally simple to use.
The touch-screen enables the operator to set the parameters and to control the procedure throughout the treatment, in total safety.
The simple tree structure of the user interface provides for intuitive use of the control unit.