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The Auantitative Dynamics Of Corneal Excimer Laser Excisions
Author(s): Patricia E Bath; Carol F Boerner; Daniele Aron-Rosa; Gerhardt Mueller; Norbert Mueller-Stolzenburg
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Paper Abstract

Freshly enucleated bovine globes were subjected to either knife incisions or excimer laser excisions and the corneal thickness was measured over a three-hour period. The corneal thickness increased a maximum of 10 percent over the knife incisions and exhibited significant edema. The corneal thickness increased a maximum of 1 percent over the excimer laser excisions and exhibited minimal edema. Histologic sections demonstrated an electron dense pseudomembrane over the excimer laser excisions. On the basis of these experiments, we concluded that the pseudomembrane sealed stromal lamellae and functioned as an effective osmotic barrier to prevent the leakage of stromal free water.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 1988
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0908, Laser Interaction with Tissue, (3 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945346
Show Author Affiliations
Patricia E Bath, Laser Medicine Center (Germany)
Carol F Boerner, Massachussetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Daniele Aron-Rosa, Rothschild Eye Institute (France)
Gerhardt Mueller, Laser Medicine Center (Germany)
Norbert Mueller-Stolzenburg, Laser Medicine Center (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0908:
Laser Interaction with Tissue
Michael W. Berns, Editor(s)

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