3 June 1988 The Auantitative Dynamics Of Corneal Excimer Laser Excisions
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Proceedings Volume 0908, Laser Interaction with Tissue; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945346
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Freshly enucleated bovine globes were subjected to either knife incisions or excimer laser excisions and the corneal thickness was measured over a three-hour period. The corneal thickness increased a maximum of 10 percent over the knife incisions and exhibited significant edema. The corneal thickness increased a maximum of 1 percent over the excimer laser excisions and exhibited minimal edema. Histologic sections demonstrated an electron dense pseudomembrane over the excimer laser excisions. On the basis of these experiments, we concluded that the pseudomembrane sealed stromal lamellae and functioned as an effective osmotic barrier to prevent the leakage of stromal free water.
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Patricia E Bath, Patricia E Bath, Carol F Boerner, Carol F Boerner, Daniele Aron-Rosa, Daniele Aron-Rosa, Gerhardt Mueller, Gerhardt Mueller, Norbert Mueller-Stolzenburg, Norbert Mueller-Stolzenburg, } "The Auantitative Dynamics Of Corneal Excimer Laser Excisions", Proc. SPIE 0908, Laser Interaction with Tissue, (3 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945346; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945346

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