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Argon endolaser suture lysis
Author(s): Bruce D. Cameron M.D.; Karen Margaret Joos M.D.; Jin-Hui Shen
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Paper Abstract

Purpose: To develop a simple suture lysis technique for post-trabeculectomy examinations under anesthesia since slit lamp laser suture lysis in the clinic cannot be performed on infants and young children. Methods: An argon endolaser probe lysed 10-0 nylon suture through conjunctiva harvested from human cadaver eyes. Since suture lysis failed with the thick Hoskins lens, clear plastic from the suture package compressed the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva was examined histologically. Results: Argon laser suture lysis (250 mW, 0.1 sec, 488 - 514 nm) was achieved without conjunctival damage. Conclusion: The argon endolaser probe is effective for suture lysis when the slit lamp cannot be used.

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Date Published: 17 May 1996
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2673, Ophthalmic Technologies VI, (17 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240047
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Bruce D. Cameron M.D., Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Karen Margaret Joos M.D., Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Jin-Hui Shen, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2673:
Ophthalmic Technologies VI
Jean-Marie A. Parel; Karen Margaret Joos M.D.; Pascal O. Rol, Editor(s)

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