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Endolenticular phacolysis using the erbium:YAG laser on human autopsy lenses: a histopathologic study
Author(s): Robert J. Noecker; Theresa R. Kramer M.D.; Lansing G. Ellsworth M.D.; Robert W. Snyder M.D.; J. Michael Yarborough
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Paper Abstract

A pulsed erbium:YAG laser equipped with a 1-m zirconium fluoride fiber coupled with a sapphire tip was used to photovaporize human autopsy lens tissue. Measured diameter of photovaporization of human lens cortex with erbium:YAG laser ranged from 117 micrometers at a fluence of 3.98 J/cm2 to 227 micrometers at fluence of 15.92 J/cm2. Measured diameter of photovaporization of human lens nucleus with Erbium:YAG laser ranged from 265 micrometers at a fluence of 11 J/cm2 and 295 micrometers at a fluence of 15 J/cm2. Endolenticular phacovaporization with the Erbium:YAG laser appears to be a potentially efficient and precise means of removing the human lens.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2126, Ophthalmic Technologies IV, (23 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178579
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Robert J. Noecker, Health Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Theresa R. Kramer M.D., Health Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Lansing G. Ellsworth M.D., Health Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Robert W. Snyder M.D., Health Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
J. Michael Yarborough, Coherent Lasers, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2126:
Ophthalmic Technologies IV
Jean-Marie A. Parel; Qiushi Ren, Editor(s)

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