28 February 2014 Utilization of the excimer laser and a moving piezoelectric mirror to accomplish the customized contact lens ablation to correct high-order aberrations
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Proceedings Volume 8930, Ophthalmic Technologies XXIV; 89301K (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2039417
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2014, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
The use of the Hartman-Shack sensor in ophthalmology allowed the identification of higher-order aberrations, which make possible the search for methods to correct them. Customized refractive surgery is one of the most successful methods, although there are patients which cannot be submitted to this surgery due to a variety of abnormal limiting factors such as cornea thickness and quantity of higher-order aberrations. Being this an irreversible process, the alternative is to develop a non-surgical method. This work proposes a method to obtain personalized contact lenses to correct high-order aberrations via the development of a customized ablation system using an excimer laser and a moving piezoelectric mirror. The process to produce such lenses consists of four steps. 1) The map of total aberrations of the patient’s eye is measured by using an aberrometer with a Hartman-Shack sensor. 2) The measured aberration map is used to determine the maps for correction and related distribution of laser pulses for the ablation process with the excimer laser. 3) The lens production is performed following the same principle as customized refractive surgery. 4) The quality control of the lens is evaluated by two tests. 4.1) The lens is measured by a non-commercial lensometer, which is assembled specially for this measurement, as the ones commercially available are not capable of measuring asymmetric and irregular surfaces. 4.2) The evaluation of the lens-eye system is made using the aberrometer of the first step in order to verify the residual aberrations. Here, the lenses are ablated with a customized refractive surgery system.
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Luciana de Matos, Fátima M. M. Yasuoka, Paulo Schor, Enos de Oliveira, Vanderlei S. Bagnato, Luis A. V. Carvalho, "Utilization of the excimer laser and a moving piezoelectric mirror to accomplish the customized contact lens ablation to correct high-order aberrations", Proc. SPIE 8930, Ophthalmic Technologies XXIV, 89301K (28 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039417; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2039417
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