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Experimental study of a fiber optically guided CO2 laser probe for intraocular surgery: measurement of the immediate retinal adhesion force
Author(s): Ari DeRowe; Elisha Bartov; G. Triester; Michael Belkin; Abraham Katzir
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Paper Abstract

Using an experimental fiberoptically guided CO2 laser system, we performed lesions on fresh bovine retinas. These lesions were shown to achieve measurable immediate chorioretinal adhesion. This model implies the feasibility of utilizing a fiberoptic CO2 laser probe in intraocular surgery for retinal detachment. The advantages of using CO2 laser energy are minimal damage surrounding the desired lesion and its versatility as a coagulator and cutter. With further research we believe that the technical problem of delivery can be solved. The CO2 endolaser holds promise for intraocular surgery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1649, Optical Fibers in Medicine VII, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60240
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Ari DeRowe, Meir Hosptial (Israel)
Elisha Bartov, Goldshlagger Eye Institute (Israel)
G. Triester, Goldshlagger Eye Institute (Israel)
Michael Belkin, Goldshlagger Eye Institute (Israel)
Abraham Katzir, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1649:
Optical Fibers in Medicine VII
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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