1 June 1991 Corneal refractive surgery using an ultraviolet (213 nm) solid state laser
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Proceedings Volume 1423, Ophthalmic Technologies; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43972
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
The authors demonstrate the use of a frequency multiplied Q-switched Nd:YAG laser to generate the fifth (213 nm) and the fourth (266 nm) harmonic frequencies to ablate porcine corneas and synthetic collagen materials. This new strategy is discussed for corneal refractive surgery using a solid state laser. The potential for spatially resolved refractive correction based on a 213 nm solid state laser is reviewed in light of new corneal imaging technology that can detect localized refractive errors of the eye. Finally, the authors discuss remaining problems that need to be addressed before this technology can be applied to clinical investigation.
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Qiushi Ren, Qiushi Ren, Raymond P. Gailitis, Raymond P. Gailitis, Keith P. Thompson, Keith P. Thompson, Carl Murray Penney, Carl Murray Penney, Jui Teng Lin, Jui Teng Lin, George O. Waring, George O. Waring, } "Corneal refractive surgery using an ultraviolet (213 nm) solid state laser", Proc. SPIE 1423, Ophthalmic Technologies, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43972; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43972

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