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Optoacoustic tomography as a diagnostic tool for transscleral laser cyclophotocoagulation
Author(s): Uwe Oberheide; Arne Buesching; Ingo Bruder; Holger Lubatschowski; Herbert Welling; Wolfgang Ertmer
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Paper Abstract

In this work, the feasibility of optoacoustic tomography to act as diagnostic tool in laser cyclophotocoagulation was investigated. The experiments were performed with enucleated porcine and rabbit-eyes. The absorption of short laser pulses in the wavelength range between 750 and 1000 nm generated thermoelastic stress waves in the ciliary muscle and the underlying pigmented epithelial layers. These stress transients were detected at the surface of the sclera with piezoelectric transducers in order to analyze the structure. Depths of the ciliary body could be determined at different distances from the corneoscleral limbus. Furthermore, changes in the optoacoustic signal due to coagulation with a diode laser using typical therapeutical parameters could be observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3908, Ophthalmic Technologies X, (7 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.387511
Show Author Affiliations
Uwe Oberheide, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Arne Buesching, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Ingo Bruder, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Holger Lubatschowski, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Herbert Welling, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Wolfgang Ertmer, Univ. of Hannover (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3908:
Ophthalmic Technologies X
Pascal O. Rol; Karen Margaret Joos M.D.; Fabrice Manns, Editor(s)

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