1 March 1995 Excimer laser ablation of the cornea
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Abstract
Pulsed ultraviolet laser ablation is being extensively investigated clinically to reshape the optical surface of the eye and correct vision defects. Current knowledge of the laser/tissue interaction and the present state of the clinical evaluation are reviewed. In addition, the principal findings of internal Food and Drug Administration research are described in some detail, including a risk assessment of the laser-induced-fluorescence and measurement of the nonlinear optical properties of cornea during the intense UV irradiation. Finally, a survey is presented of the alternative laser technologies being explored for this ophthalmic application.
George H. Pettit, Marwood N. Ediger, Richard P. Weiblinger, "Excimer laser ablation of the cornea," Optical Engineering 34(3), (1 March 1995). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.190408 . Submission:
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