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26 May 1997 Temperature-controlled CO2 laser tissue welding of ocular tissues
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Proceedings Volume 2971, Ophthalmic Technologies VII; (1997)
Event: BiOS '97, Part of Photonics West, 1997, San Jose, CA, United States
Laser has been used experimentally for bonding of tissues. The probable advantages of this method are being non-contact, no foreign materials are introduce and it is fast. Previous works have shown laser welding to be an effective way for connecting blood vessels', peripheral nerves2, bowl segments3 and many other biological tissues. In ophthalmology, previous attempts to weld corneal tissue using CO2 lasers have failed4'5.
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Adiel Barak, Tova Ma-Naim, Michael Belkin M.D., and Abraham Katzir "Temperature-controlled CO2 laser tissue welding of ocular tissues", Proc. SPIE 2971, Ophthalmic Technologies VII, (26 May 1997);

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