1 June 2004 Ophthalmic applications of ultrashort pulsed lasers
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Proceedings Volume 5340, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers IV; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.538904
Event: Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering, 2004, San Jose, Ca, United States
Abstract
Ultrashort laser pulses can be used to create high precision incision in transparent and translucent tissue with minimal damage to adjacent tissue. These performance characteristics meet important surgical requirements in ophthalmology, where femtosecond laser flap creation is becoming a widely used refractive surgery procedure. We summarize clinical findings with femtosecond laser flaps as well as early experiments with other corneal surgical procedures such as corneal transplants. We also review laser-tissue interaction studies in the human sclera and their consequences for the treatment of glaucoma.
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Tibor Juhasz, Greg Spooner, Zachary S. Sacks, Carlos German Suarez, Ferenc Raksi, Ruben Zadoyan, Melvin Sarayba, Ronald M. Kurtz, "Ophthalmic applications of ultrashort pulsed lasers", Proc. SPIE 5340, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers IV, (1 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.538904; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.538904
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