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Preliminary results using a flexible endoscope for orbital surgery
Author(s): Alexander Mellon Eaton; Richard E. Braunstein; Herman D. Schubert; Stephen L. Trokel; Jeffery G. Odel; Myles M. Behrens
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Paper Abstract

A technique for visualizing the optic nerve, the short and long posterior ciliary arteries and nerves, the ophthalmic vein, and the rectus muscles using a flexible endoscope was developed in human cadavers. Previous reports of orbital endoscopy were limited to the use of a rigid endoscope. Potential applications for this new flexible endoscopic technique include the biopsy of orbital tumors, fenestration of the optic nerve sheath with mid-infrared lasers, photocoagulation of orbital tumors, and retrieval of foreign bodies or slipped muscles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1644, Ophthalmic Technologies II, (14 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137433
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Alexander Mellon Eaton, Duke Univ. Eye Ctr. (United States)
Richard E. Braunstein, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Ctr. (United States)
Herman D. Schubert, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Ctr. (United States)
Stephen L. Trokel, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jeffery G. Odel, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Ctr. (United States)
Myles M. Behrens, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1644:
Ophthalmic Technologies II
Jean-Marie Parel, Editor(s)

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