13 June 2002 Thermoelectrically controlled device for studies of temperature-induced corneal shrinkage
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Proceedings Volume 4611, Ophthalmic Technologies XII; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.470583
Event: International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2002, San Jose, CA, United States
The purpose of this study was to design and calibrate a device to measure the dynamics of thermal shrinkage in corneal and scleral strips. The apparatus consists of a thermoelectric cell controlled by a temperature controller designed to generate temperatures up to 90 degree(s)C in rectangular corneal strips; a copper cuvette filled with Dextran solution that holds the corneal strip and a displacement sensor that measures the change in length of the tissue during heat-induced shrinkage. The device was tested on corneal tissue from Florida Eye-Bank eyes that were cut into 2x4mm rectangular strips. Preliminary results indicate that our system can reproducibly create and accurately measure thermally induced corneal shrinkage. Shrinkage experiments will be used to optimize laser parameters for corneal shrinkage during laser thermokeratoplasty and laser scleral buckling.
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David Borja, David Borja, Fabrice Manns, Fabrice Manns, Viviana Fernandez, Viviana Fernandez, Peggy Lamar, Peggy Lamar, Per G. Soederberg, Per G. Soederberg, Jean-Marie A. Parel, Jean-Marie A. Parel, } "Thermoelectrically controlled device for studies of temperature-induced corneal shrinkage", Proc. SPIE 4611, Ophthalmic Technologies XII, (13 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.470583; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.470583


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