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Ophthalmic applications of ultrashort pulsed lasers
Author(s): Tibor Juhasz; Greg Spooner; Zachary S. Sacks; Carlos German Suarez; Ferenc Raksi; Ruben Zadoyan; Melvin Sarayba; Ronald M. Kurtz
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Paper Abstract

Ultrashort laser pulses can be used to create high precision incision in transparent and translucent tissue with minimal damage to adjacent tissue. These performance characteristics meet important surgical requirements in ophthalmology, where femtosecond laser flap creation is becoming a widely used refractive surgery procedure. We summarize clinical findings with femtosecond laser flaps as well as early experiments with other corneal surgical procedures such as corneal transplants. We also review laser-tissue interaction studies in the human sclera and their consequences for the treatment of glaucoma.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5340, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers IV, (1 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.538904
Show Author Affiliations
Tibor Juhasz, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Greg Spooner, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Zachary S. Sacks, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Carlos German Suarez, IntraLase Corp. (United States)
Ferenc Raksi, IntraLase Corp. (United States)
Ruben Zadoyan, IntraLase Corp. (United States)
Melvin Sarayba, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Ronald M. Kurtz, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5340:
Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers IV
Joseph Neev; Christopher B. Schaffer; Andreas Ostendorf, Editor(s)

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