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Applications of ultrafast lasers in ophthalmology
Author(s): Alexander Heisterkamp; Tammo Ripken; Uwe Oberheide; Omid Kermani; Thanongsak Mamom; Wolfgang Drommer; Wolfgang Ertmer; Holger Lubatschowski
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Paper Abstract

Ultrafast lasers are suitable for different surgical procedures in the eye: As a main goal in our group, the application of fs-lasers in refractive surgery is studied. Therefore,experiments in living rabbits were conducted, with wound healing studies up to 120 ays after surgery. Moreover,highly precise cuts inside the cornea were used to do keratoplasty an lamellar keratoplasty. Further applications like a new technique to overcome presbyopia are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5142, Therapeutic Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions, (16 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500612
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Alexander Heisterkamp, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Tammo Ripken, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Uwe Oberheide, Laserforum Koeln e.V. (Germany)
Omid Kermani, Laserforum Koeln e.V. (Germany)
Thanongsak Mamom, Tieraerztliche Hochschule Hannover (Germany)
Wolfgang Drommer, Tieraerztliche Hochschule Hannover (Germany)
Wolfgang Ertmer, Lazer Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Holger Lubatschowski, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5142:
Therapeutic Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions
Rudolf W. Steiner, Editor(s)

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