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Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1997 Aug;38(9):1825-9.

Vitreoretinal surgery assisted by the 193-nm excimer laser.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Ablating and cutting vitreoretinal membranes using a 193-nm excimer laser-based microsurgical system.

METHODS:

A 193-nm microsurgical system enables delivery of the beam into a fluid medium to cut preretinal and subretinal membranes. Two patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy and one patient with proliferative vitreoretinopathy were treated with this new device.

RESULTS:

Gentle ablation and cutting of the preretinal and subretinal membranes without exerting any traction on or apparent damage to the neighboring tissue was achieved.

CONCLUSIONS:

The technology is applicable to a variety of intraocular vitreoretinal surgical procedures.

PMID:
9286272
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