17 May 1996 Integrated computer-aided retinal photocoagulation system
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Successful retinal tracking subsystem testing results in vivo on rhesus monkeys using an argon continuous wave laser and an ultra-short pulse laser are presented. Progress on developing an integrated robotic retinal laser surgery system is also presented. Several interesting areas of study have developed: (1) 'doughnut' shaped lesions that occur under certain combinations of laser power, spot size, and irradiation time complicating measurements of central lesion reflectance, (2) the optimal retinal field of view to achieve simultaneous tracking and lesion parameter control, and (3) a fully digital versus a hybrid analog/digital tracker using confocal reflectometry integrated system implementation. These areas are investigated in detail in this paper. The hybrid system warrants a separate presentation and appears in another paper at this conference.
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Steven F. Barrett, Cameron H. G. Wright, Erik D. Oberg, Benjamin A. Rockwell, Clarence P. Cain, Maya Ratna Jerath, Henry Grady Rylander, and Ashley J. Welch "Integrated computer-aided retinal photocoagulation system", Proc. SPIE 2673, Ophthalmic Technologies VI, (17 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240060; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.240060
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