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Choice of the laser wavelength for a herpetic keratitis treatment
Author(s): Alexander M. Razhev; Sergei N. Bagayev; Valery V. Chernikh; Evgeny S. Kargapoltsev; Alexander Trunov; Andrey A. Zhupikov
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Paper Abstract

For the first time the effect of the UV laser radiation to human eye cornea with herpetic keratitis was experimentally investigated. In experiments the UV radiation of ArF (193 nm), KrCl (223 nm), KrF (248 nm) excimer lasers were used. Optimal laser radiation parameters for the treatment of the herpetic keratitis were determined. The immuno-biochemical investigations were carried out and the results of clinical trials are presented. The maximum ablation rate was obtained for the 248 nm radiation wavelength. The process of healing was successful but in some cases the haze on the surface of the cornea was observed. When used the 193 nm radiation wavelength the corneal surface was clear without any hazes but the epithelization process was slower than for 248 nm wavelength and in some cases the relapse was occurred. The best results for herpetic keratitis treatment have been achieved by utilizing the 223 nm radiation wavelength of the KrCl excimer laser. The use of the 223 nm radiation wavelength allows treating the herpetic keratitis with low traumatic process of ablation and provides high quality of corneal surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4611, Ophthalmic Technologies XII, (13 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.470580
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander M. Razhev, Institute of Laser Physics (Russia)
Sergei N. Bagayev, Institute of Laser Physics (Russia)
Valery V. Chernikh, Eye Microsurgery Intersectional Research and Technology Complex (Russia)
Evgeny S. Kargapoltsev, Institute of Laser Physics (Russia)
Alexander Trunov, Scientific Ctr. of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (United States)
Andrey A. Zhupikov, Institute of Laser Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4611:
Ophthalmic Technologies XII
Fabrice Manns; Per G. Soederberg; Arthur Ho, Editor(s)

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