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13 July 2004 Optical combing to align photoreceptors in detached retinas
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In this paper, we presented a novel micro-manipulating method, called 'optical combing', that could improve the retina reattachment surgery results. Optical combing adopts the working principle of optical tweezers (i.e., focused Gaussian beam produces a trapping force when it incidents onto a micro-object. The trapping force can pull the micro-object to the central point of focused laser beam. Optical combing is implemented by scanning a focused laser beam on the misaligned micro objects (such as misaligned photoreceptors). In our preliminary experiment, a set of misaligned micro glass rods was re-aligned by applying this optical combing technology, which verified our theory. In the future, this technique will be used to re-align misaligned photoreceptors in real retina.
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Shizhuo Yin, Thomas W. Gardner, Fei Wu, and Milind S. Cholker "Optical combing to align photoreceptors in detached retinas", Proc. SPIE 5314, Ophthalmic Technologies XIV, (13 July 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.529785
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