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Experimental intraocular laser surgery with a GRIN laser endoscope
Author(s): Pascal O. Rol; Mikio Sasoh; Fabrice Manns; Paul A. Edney; Peter F. Niederer; Jean-Marie A. Parel
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Paper Abstract

Endoscopy is a method of observation that allows direct viewing of certain internal structures of the eye which cannot be easily visualized through conventional slit lamp/microscope arrangements. An endoscopic system can also be helpful when a transparent structure of the eye becomes turbid, e.g., a hazy cornea. Over the past years substantial efforts have been oriented to miniaturize endoscopes for use in ophthalmology. Ophthalmic endoscopes have been presented on the basis either of coherently ordered fiber bundles or of optical lenses such as the gradient-index ones (GRIN). Endoscopes that provide a basic visualization function can also be fitted with one or more ancillary channels that may provide additional features such as aspiration/injection or laser treatment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2673, Ophthalmic Technologies VI, (17 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240046
Show Author Affiliations
Pascal O. Rol, Dept. of Ophthalmology/Univ. of Zurich (Switzerland) and Univ. of Miami College of Engineering (United States)
Mikio Sasoh, Univ. of Miami School of Medicine (United States) and Mie Univ. (Japan)
Fabrice Manns, Univ. of Miami College of Engineering and School of Medicine (United States)
Paul A. Edney, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Peter F. Niederer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Jean-Marie A. Parel, Univ. of Miami College of Engineering and School of Medicine (United States)
Hopital de l'Hotel-Dieu/Univ. de Paris (France)
INSERM (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2673:
Ophthalmic Technologies VI
Jean-Marie A. Parel; Karen Margaret Joos; Pascal O. Rol, Editor(s)

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