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A review of infrared laser energy absorption and subsequent healing in the cornea
Author(s): Latica L. Saunders; Thomas E. Johnson; Thomas A. Neal
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this review is to compile information on the optical and healing properties of the cornea when exposed to infrared lasers. Our long-term goal is to optimize the treatment parameters for corneal injuries after exposure to infrared laser systems. The majority of the information currently available in the literature focuses on corneal healing after therapeutic vision correction surgery with LASIK or PRK. Only a limited amount of information is available on corneal healing after injury with an infrared laser system. In this review we will speculate on infrared photon energy absorption in corneal injury and healing to include the role of the tear layer. The aim of this review is to gain a better understanding of infrared energy absorption in the cornea and how it might impact healing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5319, Laser Interaction with Tissue and Cells XV, (1 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.529762
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Latica L. Saunders, Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences (United States)
Thomas E. Johnson, Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences (United States)
Thomas A. Neal, Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5319:
Laser Interaction with Tissue and Cells XV
Steven L. Jacques; William P. Roach, Editor(s)

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