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Optical Engineering

Laser refractive surgery: a review and current status
Author(s): Qiushi Ren; Richard H. Keates; Richard A. Hill; Michael W. Berns
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Paper Abstract

The aim of corneal refractive surgery is to modify the anterior surface of the cornea for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The air-tear film interface is a powerful refractive surface. Small changes in the curvature can induce large shifts in refractive power. The exquisite nature of laser-tissue interaction with corneal tissue allows successful application of lasers for refractive surgery. Numerous systems have been developed for clinical applications. An overview is provided of the current clinical and research status of laser refractive surgery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1995
PDF: 19 pages
Opt. Eng. 34(3) doi: 10.1117/12.199544
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 34, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Qiushi Ren, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Richard H. Keates, Univ. of California/Irvine College of Medicine (United States)
Richard A. Hill, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
Michael W. Berns, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)

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