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In-vitro studies of femtosecond transscleral photodisruption
Author(s): Zachary S. Sacks; Frieder H. Loesel; Douglas L. Craig; Christopher Horvath; Charles G. Durfee; Gerard A. Mourou; Ron M. Kurtz; Tibor Juhasz
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Paper Abstract

Transcleral photodisruption may provide a noninvasive method for creating partial thickness scleral channels to reduce elevated intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma. We achieved subsurface photodisruption in vitro without damaging overlying tissues with three techniques: (1) use of long laser wavelengths, (2) application of pressure, and (3) application of a dehydrating agent. Using 1 and 3, we were able to photodisrupt the internal surface of a full thickness block of sclera by focusing through the tissue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3591, Ophthalmic Technologies IX, (18 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350579
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Zachary S. Sacks, Univ of Michigan (United States)
Frieder H. Loesel, Univ. of Michigan and Univ. of Heidelberg (Germany)
Douglas L. Craig, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Christopher Horvath, Univ. of Michigan and Univ. of Heidelberg (United States)
Charles G. Durfee, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Gerard A. Mourou, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Ron M. Kurtz, Univ. of Michigan and Kellogg Eye Ctr./Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Tibor Juhasz, Univ. of Michigan and Kellogg Eye Ctr./Univ. of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3591:
Ophthalmic Technologies IX
Bruce E. Stuck; Pascal O. Rol; Michael Belkin; Karen Margaret Joos; Fabrice Manns; Bruce E. Stuck; Michael Belkin, Editor(s)

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