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Subsurface photodisruption in scattering biological tissues
Author(s): Zachary S. Sacks; Greg J. R. Spooner; Ron M. Kurtz; Tibor Juhasz; Gerard A. Mourou

Paper Abstract

Subsurface photodisruption is shown to be an effective tool for cutting beneath the surface in human sclera. Using a dehydrating agent to reduce scattering by index matching, photodistruption is possible anywhere in the volume of the sclera. We examine incision in human sclera in vitro using scanning electron microscopy. We found a disorganized material filling the incision and penetrating into the adjacent tissue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4001, Saratov Fall Meeting '99: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine, (6 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.381481
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Zachary S. Sacks, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Greg J. R. Spooner, 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. 4001:
Saratov Fall Meeting '99: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine
Valery V. Tuchin; Dmitry A. Zimnyakov; Alexander B. Pravdin, Editor(s)

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