Intraocular laser surgical probe for membrane disruption by laser-induced breakdown.
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.
Hammer, DX; Noojin, GD; Thomas, RJ; Clary, CE; Rockwell, BA; Toth, CA; Roach, WP
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