Pulsed UV laser technologies for ophthalmic surgery

A. M. Razhev, V. V. Chernykh, S. N. Bagayev, D. S. Churkin, E. S. Kargapol'Tsev, I. A. Iskakov, O. V. Ermakova

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The paper provides an overview of the results of multiyear joint researches of team of collaborators of Institute of Laser Physics SB RAS together with NF IRTC "Eye Microsurgery" for the period from 1988 to the present, in which were first proposed and experimentally realized laser medical technologies for correction of refractive errors of known today as LASIK, the treatment of ophthalmic herpes and open-angle glaucoma. It is proposed to carry out operations for the correction of refractive errors the use of UV excimer KrCl laser with a wavelength of 222 nm. The same laser emission is the most suitable for the treatment of ophthalmic herpes, because it has a high clinical effect, combined with many years of absence of recrudescence. A minimally invasive technique of glaucoma operations using excimer XeCl laser (λ=308 nm) is developed. Its wavelength allows perform all stages of glaucoma operations, while the laser head itself has high stability and lifetime, will significantly reduce operating costs, compared with other types of lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012022
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes


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