“Compared to other lasers, the IQ 532 with the MicroPulse module offers greater versatility because it can also be used for a range of other conditions including diabetic macular edema, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, and retinal tears. I’m comfortable offering MLT to glaucoma patients as a first-line option because of its potential to reduce intraocular pressure without causing tissue damage”
Dr. David Gossage
The Advantages of Innovation
- High power for greater range of therapy alternatives
- High speed pulse durations for faster procedural time
- DualSense provides quick and simple selection of multiple delivery devices for RFID and SMA
Intelligent and intuitive design
- Dual Port for efficient setup of alternate delivery devices
- Intuitive graphic touch screen interface for ease of use
- Programmable memory presets for multiple users
Optional Module for MicroPulse Laser Therapy*
- Repeatable macular and foveal laser sessions
- Success with refractory and sub-clincal edema
MicroPulse allows the tissue to cool between laser pulses, minimizing or preventing tissue damage. Treatment risks are reduced or eliminated, with increased patient comfort than with conventional, continuous-wave laser treatment.
MicroPulse settings extend the aspects of tissue-sparing applications to treatments otherwise performed with conventional photocoagulation. DME, CSR, and even PDR are areas where MicroPulse laser therapy can be utilized.
MicroPulse laser trabeculoplasty (MLT) is a tissue-sparing laser therapy intended to reduce intraocular pressure. Unlike conventional laser trabeculoplasty procedures, there is no destructive, coagulative damage to the trabecular meshwork.
MicroPulse is a laser delivery modality that adds fine control of photothermal effects in laser photocoagulation. In conventional photocoagulation, the temperature rise for an intended intraoperative endpoint is controlled by adjusting the power and the exposure duration of the continuous-wave (CW) laser emission.
With MicroPulse, the steady CW emission is “chopped” into a train of short laser pulses, whose “width” (“ON” time) and “interval” (“OFF” time) are adjustable by the surgeon. A shorter MicroPulse “width” limits the time for the laser-induced heat to spread to adjacent tissues, thus providing fine control of energy delivered. A longer MicroPulse “interval” between pulses allows cooling to take place before the next pulse is delivered.