26 May 1997 Optomechanical eye model for observation of lens photoablation
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Proceedings Volume 2971, Ophthalmic Technologies VII; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.275116
Event: BiOS '97, Part of Photonics West, 1997, San Jose, CA, United States
Transparency of the lens is essential to optimal visual acuity. About 90% of people above 65 years of age have some degree of lens opacity. Many of them have sufficiently dense opacities to necessitate a cataract extraction. With age the lens nucleus becomes increasingly yellow and the lens color may even become brown. Scattering within the nucleus also decreases the transparency of the lens , thereby disturbing vision (cataract) . The removal of the cataractous lens is often performed using ultrasounds (phacoemulsification) , providedthe lens is not too hard. The use of lasers can also be considered. The ability of the picosecond Nd:YLF laser is investigated with an eye model dedicated to this purpose.
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Pascal O. Rol, Pascal O. Rol, Paul A. Edney, Paul A. Edney, Peter F. Niederer, Peter F. Niederer, Christophe Huber, Christophe Huber, } "Optomechanical eye model for observation of lens photoablation", Proc. SPIE 2971, Ophthalmic Technologies VII, (26 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275116; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.275116

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