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Transscleral photodisruption for the treatment of glaucoma
Author(s): Zachary S. Sacks; Frieder H. Loesel; Charles G. Durfee; Ron M. Kurtz; Tibor Juhasz; Gerard A. Mourou
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Paper Abstract

To evaluate transscleral glaucoma surgery techniques using ultrashort pulsed lasers, we attempted to produce photodisruption on the inner surface of the sclera without damaging the overlying tissue. We identified two methods, using pulses centered at 1700 nm and a transparency inducing drug, to produce the spatial and temporal confinement of the pulse necessary to produce photodisruption in the highly scattering sclera. When fully developed these concepts may help address the longstanding limitations of current glaucoma surgical techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3726, Saratov Fall Meeting '98: Light Scattering Technologies for Mechanics, Biomedicine, and Material Science, (4 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.341434
Show Author Affiliations
Zachary S. Sacks, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Frieder H. Loesel, Univ. of Michigan (Germany)
Charles G. Durfee, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Ron M. Kurtz, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Tibor Juhasz, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Gerard A. Mourou, Univ. of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3726:
Saratov Fall Meeting '98: Light Scattering Technologies for Mechanics, Biomedicine, and Material Science
Valery V. Tuchin; Vladimir P. Ryabukho; Dmitry A. Zimnyakov, Editor(s)

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