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Beam Delivery System For UV Laser Ablation Of The Cornea
Author(s): P R Yoder; W B Telfair; J W Warner; C A Martin; P S Bennett
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Paper Abstract

We describe an electro-optical apparatus capable of delivering a homogenized, intensity-contoured 193 nm wavelength laser beam to the anterior surface of the cornea. Beam fluence is adequate to produce controlled ablation over areas as large as 7 mm diameter. Preliminary experimental results demonstrating recontouring of the corneal surface as a means of correcting myopia are presented. Means to be used for reducing hyperopia and astigmatism also are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0908, Laser Interaction with Tissue, (3 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945347
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P R Yoder, Taunton Technologies, Inc. (United States)
W B Telfair, Taunton Technologies, Inc. (United States)
J W Warner, Taunton Technologies, Inc. (United States)
C A Martin, Taunton Technologies, Inc. (United States)
P S Bennett, Taunton Technologies, Inc. (United States)


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

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