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14 August 1992 Preliminary results using a flexible endoscope for orbital surgery
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Proceedings Volume 1644, Ophthalmic Technologies II; (1992)
Event: OE/LASE '92, 1992, Los Angeles, CA, United States
A technique for visualizing the optic nerve, the short and long posterior ciliary arteries and nerves, the ophthalmic vein, and the rectus muscles using a flexible endoscope was developed in human cadavers. Previous reports of orbital endoscopy were limited to the use of a rigid endoscope. Potential applications for this new flexible endoscopic technique include the biopsy of orbital tumors, fenestration of the optic nerve sheath with mid-infrared lasers, photocoagulation of orbital tumors, and retrieval of foreign bodies or slipped muscles.
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Alexander Mellon Eaton M.D., Richard E. Braunstein M.D., Herman D. Schubert M.D., Stephen L. Trokel M.D., Jeffery G. Odel M.D., and Myles M. Behrens M.D. "Preliminary results using a flexible endoscope for orbital surgery", Proc. SPIE 1644, Ophthalmic Technologies II, (14 August 1992);

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