Intraocular laser surgical probe for membrane disruption by laser-induced breakdown.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A fiber probe has been designed as a surgical aid to cut intraocular membranes with laser-induced breakdown as the mechanism. The design of the intraocular laser surgical probe is discussed. A preliminary retinal damage distance has been calculated with breakdown threshold, spot size, and shielding measurements. Collateral mechanical-damage effects caused by shock wave and cavitation are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hammer, DX; Noojin, GD; Thomas, RJ; Clary, CE; Rockwell, BA; Toth, CA; Roach, WP

Published Date

  • March 1, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1684 - 1693

PubMed ID

  • 18250855

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1559-128X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/ao.36.001684


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States