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Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

IR laser offers less-invasive cataract surgery

New York Times
23 March 2010

Cataracts can be treated by lens-replacement surgery, but the procedure is invasive and costly, requiring special equipment and skilled eye surgeons.

Line Kessel, an ophthalmologist at Glostrup Hospital of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and colleagues have come up with what they say is a promising alternative to replacement surgery for cataracts. In their approach, they "bleach" the lens with a laser.

Kessel has presented five papers related to the development of the technique at SPIE symposia.

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