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Refraction Measurements Of Excimer Area Ablated Animal Corneas Using A Modified Autorefractor
Author(s): Terrance N Clapham; Satish Herekar; Stephen Koons
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Paper Abstract

Developing refractive surgery techniques usually requires pre-clinical trials with animals before human clinicals are performed. In order to assess the results of the surgery, an accurate and repeatable measurement of the resultant refraction must be made. Normal techniques such as retinoscopy, subjective examinations, and conventional autorefractions all run into problems when animals are involved. The authors have modified a conventional autorefractor and have made measurements on rabbits and monkeys both before and after refractive surgery treatments with an excimer laser. The results showed refractive changes with degrees of myopic correction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0907, Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics, (15 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945327
Show Author Affiliations
Terrance N Clapham, CooperVision Laser Division (United States)
Satish Herekar, CooperVision Laser Division (United States)
Stephen Koons, CooperVision Laser Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0907:
Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics
Kazuhiko Atsumi M.D.; Stephen N. Joffe M.D., Editor(s)

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