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PRK by Er:YAG laser: in-vitro studies and first in-vivo experiences
Author(s): Rudolf W. Steiner; Richard Leiacker; Detlef Russ; Theo Seiler
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Paper Abstract

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is usually performed by an excimer laser at 193 nm wavelength. Ablatio of corneal tissue is, however, not only possible in the UV region of the optical spectrum but also in the IR where water is an excellent absorber. Therefore, an Er:YAG laser was used at 2.94 micrometer wavelength as an alternative laser light source to perform in vitro studies of corneal ablation and also first clinical experiments to correct myopia of patients with blind eyes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2632, Lasers in Ophthalmology III, (10 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229583
Show Author Affiliations
Rudolf W. Steiner, Institut fuer Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Messtechnik (Germany)
Richard Leiacker, Institut fuer Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Messtechnik (Germany)
Detlef Russ, Institut fuer Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Messtechnik (Germany)
Theo Seiler, Univ. Clinic Carl Gustav Carus (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2632:
Lasers in Ophthalmology III
Reginald Birngruber; Adolf Friedrich Fercher, Editor(s)

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