Translator Disclaimer
18 June 1999 In-vitro studies of femtosecond transscleral photodisruption
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 3591, Ophthalmic Technologies IX; (1999)
Event: BiOS '99 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1999, San Jose, CA, United States
Transcleral photodisruption may provide a noninvasive method for creating partial thickness scleral channels to reduce elevated intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma. We achieved subsurface photodisruption in vitro without damaging overlying tissues with three techniques: (1) use of long laser wavelengths, (2) application of pressure, and (3) application of a dehydrating agent. Using 1 and 3, we were able to photodisrupt the internal surface of a full thickness block of sclera by focusing through the tissue.
© (1999) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Zachary S. Sacks, Frieder H. Loesel, Douglas L. Craig, Christopher Horvath, Charles G. Durfee III, Gerard A. Mourou, Ron M. Kurtz M.D., and Tibor Juhasz "In-vitro studies of femtosecond transscleral photodisruption", Proc. SPIE 3591, Ophthalmic Technologies IX, (18 June 1999);

Back to Top