14 August 1992 Principles of operation and first clinical results using the picosecond IR laser
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Proceedings Volume 1644, Ophthalmic Technologies II; (1992) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.137408
Event: OE/LASE '92, 1992, Los Angeles, CA, United States
A laser system is described that offers manifold applications in ophthalmic surgery. The Nd:YLF solid-state laser emits at a wavelength of 1.053 micrometers . With pulse durations of 40 psec less energy is required to obtain optical breakdown compared to nanosecond lasers. The lower pulse energy allows a substantial confinement of the laser-tissue interaction. With a highly sophisticated delivery system eye movements can be tracked during surgery and a precise placement of the laser focus can be achieved. The high transmission coefficient of ocular structures for wavelengths around 1 micrometers enables the Nd:YLF laser to perform several internal eye surgeries such as cataract fragmentation, intrastromal refractive surgery, internal sclerostomy, or iridotomy. First clinical results of some of these procedures are summarized.
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Josef F. Bille, Josef F. Bille, Edward G. Klancnik, Edward G. Klancnik, M. H. Niemz, M. H. Niemz, } "Principles of operation and first clinical results using the picosecond IR laser", Proc. SPIE 1644, Ophthalmic Technologies II, (14 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137408; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.137408

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