25 April 2007 Blue laser system for photo-dynamic therapy
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Proceedings Volume 6606, Advanced Laser Technologies 2006; 66061O (2007) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.730213
Event: Advanced Laser Technologies 2006, 2006, Brasov, Romania
Abstract
A blue laser system for eye diseases (age related macular degeneration, sub-retinal neo-vascularisation in myopia and presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome - POHS) photo-dynamic therapy, based on riboflavin as photosensitive substance, has been developed. A CW diode laser at 445 nm wavelength was coupled through an opto-mechanical system to the viewing path of a bio-microscope. The laser beam power in the irradiated area is adjustable between 1 mW and 40 mW, in a spot of 3-5 mm diameter. The irradiation time can be programmed in the range of 1-19 minutes. Currently, the laser system is under clinic tests.
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R. Dabu, B. Carstocea, C. Blanaru, O. Pacala, A. Stratan, D. Ursu, F. Stegaru, "Blue laser system for photo-dynamic therapy", Proc. SPIE 6606, Advanced Laser Technologies 2006, 66061O (25 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.730213; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.730213
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