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Corneal refractive correction by laser thermal keratoplasty
Author(s): Kenneth G. Spears; Gerald Horn M.D.; Jenifer E. Serafin
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Paper Abstract

We report corneal curvature modifications for rabbit corneas which we achieved by controlled heating of the cornea with a continuous Co:MgF2 laser in the 2 micron region. Our experiments were designed to flatten the cornea, which is required for myopic correction. Large changes of 6-8 diopters in corneal curvature have been stable for the one year duration of the experiments. This is a new method for correcting corneal curvature which retains normal corneal function while not requiring invasive techniques such as cutting or ablation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1202, Laser-Tissue Interaction, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17643
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Kenneth G. Spears, Illinois Masonic Medical Ctr. (United States)
Gerald Horn M.D., Illinois Masonic Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jenifer E. Serafin, Illinois Masonic Medical Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1202:
Laser-Tissue Interaction
Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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