26 May 1997 Hybrid retinal photocoagulation system
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Proceedings Volume 2971, Ophthalmic Technologies VII; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.275101
Event: BiOS '97, Part of Photonics West, 1997, San Jose, CA, United States
We describe initial in vivo experimental results of a new hybrid digital and analog design for retinal tracking and laser beam control. An overview of the design is given. The results show in vivo tracking rates which exceed the equivalent of 38 degrees per second in the eye, with automated lesion pattern creation. Robotically-assisted laser surgery to treat conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal breaks may soon be realized under clinical conditions with requisite safety using standard video hardware and inexpensive optical components based on this design.
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Cameron H. G. Wright, Cameron H. G. Wright, Steven F. Barrett, Steven F. Barrett, R. Daniel Ferguson, R. Daniel Ferguson, Henry Grady Rylander, Henry Grady Rylander, Ashley J. Welch, Ashley J. Welch, } "Hybrid retinal photocoagulation system", Proc. SPIE 2971, Ophthalmic Technologies VII, (26 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275101; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.275101

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