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Erbium:YAG laser for cataract extraction
Author(s): Robert W. Snyder; Mahendra G. Jani; Mike Yarborough; George R. Marcellino; Robert J. Noecker; Theresa R. Kramer; Jesus Vidaurri
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Paper Abstract

The Erbium:YAG laser may be an effective laser for use in cataract surgery. At 2.94 mm the energy is maximally absorbed by water thereby efficiently disrupting tissue with minimal surrounding thermal damage. The laser may be safer to use in the eye than conventional ultrasonic emulsifiers. Preliminary clinical studies of the safety and efficacy have begun.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1998
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3246, Ophthalmic Technologies VIII, (1 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.309450
Show Author Affiliations
Robert W. Snyder, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Mahendra G. Jani, Coherent Lasers Inc. (United States)
Mike Yarborough, Coherent Lasers Inc. (United States)
George R. Marcellino, Coherent Lasers Inc. (United States)
Robert J. Noecker, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Theresa R. Kramer, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jesus Vidaurri, Technological Institute of Advanced Studies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3246:
Ophthalmic Technologies VIII
Pascal O. Rol; Karen Margaret Joos; Fabrice Manns, Editor(s)

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