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Laser welding to assist penetrating keratoplasty: in vivo studies
Author(s): Luca Menabuoni; F. Mincione; G. P. Mincione; Roberto Pini
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Paper Abstract

Laser-induced corneal welding has been tested in vivo to perform experimental trials of penetrating keratoplasty (corneal transplantation). Twenty rabbits of 2500 - 3500 g in weight were selected to undergo laser-assisted corneal transplantation and then subjected to follow up on 2 - 15 postoperative days. Good sealing along the entire cut length was obtained soon after the surgical operation. Histology examinations evidenced that the laser-assisted surgical procedure provides a satisfactory healing process of corneal tissue in times that are substantially shorter than those of the conventional procedure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3195, Laser-Tissue Interaction, Tissue Optics, and Laser Welding III, (14 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.297915
Show Author Affiliations
Luca Menabuoni, Ospedale S. Maria Nuova (Italy)
F. Mincione, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
G. P. Mincione, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Roberto Pini, Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica/Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3195:
Laser-Tissue Interaction, Tissue Optics, and Laser Welding III
Guy P. Delacretaz; Guilhem Godlewski; Roberto Pini; Rudolf W. Steiner; Lars Othar Svaasand, Editor(s)

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