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New 223-nm excimer laser surgical system for photorefractive keratectomy
Author(s): Sergei N. Bagaev; Alexander M. Razhev; Andrey A. Zhupikov
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Paper Abstract

The using of KrCl (223 nm) excimer laser in ophthalmic devices for Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) and phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK) is offered. The structure and functions of a new surgical UV ophthalmic laser systems Medilex using ArF (193 nm) or KrCl (223 nm) excimer laser for corneal surgery are presented. The systems Medilex with the new optical delivery system is used for photoablative reprofiling of the cornea to correct refraction errors (myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism) and to treat a corneal pathologies. The use of the 223 nanometer laser is proposed to have advantages over the 193 nanometer laser. The results of application of the ophthalmic excimer laser systems Medilex for treatment of myopia are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3564, Medical Applications of Lasers in Dermatology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, and Dentistry II, (4 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.339142
Show Author Affiliations
Sergei N. Bagaev, Institute of Laser Physics (Russia)
Alexander M. Razhev, Institute of Laser Physics (Russia)
Andrey A. Zhupikov, Institute of Laser Physics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3564:
Medical Applications of Lasers in Dermatology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, and Dentistry II
Gregory B. Altshuler; Stefan Andersson-Engels; Reginald Birngruber; Peter Bjerring; Adolf Friedrich Fercher; Herbert J. Geschwind M.D.; Raimund Hibst; Herbert Hoenigsmann; Frederic Laffitte; Hericus J. C. M. Sterenborg, Editor(s)

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