17 May 1996 Argon endolaser suture lysis
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Proceedings Volume 2673, Ophthalmic Technologies VI; (1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240047
Event: Photonics West '96, 1996, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
Purpose: To develop a simple suture lysis technique for post-trabeculectomy examinations under anesthesia since slit lamp laser suture lysis in the clinic cannot be performed on infants and young children. Methods: An argon endolaser probe lysed 10-0 nylon suture through conjunctiva harvested from human cadaver eyes. Since suture lysis failed with the thick Hoskins lens, clear plastic from the suture package compressed the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva was examined histologically. Results: Argon laser suture lysis (250 mW, 0.1 sec, 488 - 514 nm) was achieved without conjunctival damage. Conclusion: The argon endolaser probe is effective for suture lysis when the slit lamp cannot be used.
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Bruce D. Cameron, Karen Margaret Joos, Jin-Hui Shen, "Argon endolaser suture lysis", Proc. SPIE 2673, Ophthalmic Technologies VI, (17 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240047; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.240047
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Argon ion lasers

Argon

Eye

Lamps

Tissues

Laser energy

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