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Giant-pulse Nd:YAG laser sclerostomy: preliminary results
Author(s): Adiel Barak; Mordechai Rosner; Arieh S. Solomon; Shlomo Timor Melamed
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Paper Abstract

Laser sclerostomy is a surgical procedure which allows the formation of fistula associated with minimal tissue disturbance. Properly delivered laser energy can create functional sclerostomy, with minimal surrounding damage. Moreover, the laser is transmitted via fibers that cause minimal conjunctival disturbance while inserted beneath the conjunctiva to reach the intended sclerostomy site. At present, clinical experience using these lasers to create sclerostomies in humans is limited both in terms of number of eyes and extent of follow up, yet the overall success rate of all the lasers is clearly inferior to that typically achieved with trabeculectomy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2079, Laser Applications in Ophthalmology, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168735
Show Author Affiliations
Adiel Barak, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Mordechai Rosner, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Arieh S. Solomon, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Shlomo Timor Melamed, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2079:
Laser Applications in Ophthalmology
Shlomo Timor Melamed, Editor(s)

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