26 April 1989 Application Of The Excimer Laser To Area Recontouring Of The Cornea
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Proceedings Volume 1023, Excimer Lasers and Applications; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950161
Event: 1988 International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1988, Hamburg, Germany
Abstract
Excimer lasers operating at 193 nm are being used experimentally in a special type of materials processing wherein the central portion of the anterior surface of the human cornea is selectively ablated so as to change its refractive power and, hopefully, improve impaired vision. Research to date has demonstrated recontouring as a potential means for reducing myopia and hyperopia of cadaver eyes while studies of ablations on the corneas of living monkeys and of blind human volunteers show promise of prompt and successful healing. The procedure has also shown merit in removing superficial scars from the corneal surface. In this paper, we describe the electro-optical system used to deliver the UV laser beam in these experiments and report some preliminary results of the ablation studies.
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Paul R. Yoder, Paul R. Yoder, William B. Telfair, William B. Telfair, John W. Warner, John W. Warner, Clifford A. Martin, Clifford A. Martin, Francis A. L'Esperance, Francis A. L'Esperance, } "Application Of The Excimer Laser To Area Recontouring Of The Cornea", Proc. SPIE 1023, Excimer Lasers and Applications, (26 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950161; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950161
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