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22 December 1997 Intraocular enhancement of pressure transients induced by argon-fluoride laser pulses during photorefractive keratectomy
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Pulsed laser ablation of corneal tissue at the typical operative fluences of Argon-Fluoride photorefractive keratectomy produces stress waves propagating into the eye. Temporal and spatial evolution of these pressure pulses during propagation were measured directly in porcine eyes with a needle hydrophone. Beside diffraction effects that give rise to a bipolar shape of the pressure pulse with a positive compression peak followed by a marked rarefaction phase, we found a significant focusing of the stress wavefront caused by the spherical shape of the cornea, that increased for larger irradiation spot diameters.
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Roberto Pini, Francesca Rossi, Salvatore Siano, Renzo Salimbeni, and Pier Giorgio Gobbi "Intraocular enhancement of pressure transients induced by argon-fluoride laser pulses during photorefractive keratectomy", Proc. SPIE 3192, Medical Applications of Lasers in Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, and Endoscopy, (22 December 1997); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.297838
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