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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Design and development of a computer-assisted retinal laser surgery system
Author(s): Cameron H. G. Wright; Steven F. Barrett; Ashley J. Welch
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Paper Abstract

Since the mid-1980s, the development of a therapeutic, computer-assisted laser photocoagulation system to treat retinal disorders has progressed under the guidance of Dr. Welch, the Marion E. Forsman Centennial Professor of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, the University of Texas at Austin. This paper reviews the development of the system, related research in eye movement and laser-tissue interaction, and system implementation and testing. While subsets of these topics have been reported in prior publications, this paper brings the entire evolutionary design of the system together. We also discuss other recent "spinoff" uses of the system technology that have not been reported elsewhere and describe the impact of the latest technical advances on the overall system design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2006
PDF: 12 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 11(4) 041127 doi: 10.1117/1.2342465
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 11, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Cameron H. G. Wright, Univ. of Wyoming (United States)
Steven F. Barrett, Univ. of Wyoming (United States)
Ashley J. Welch, The Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)


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