Integrated computer-aided retinal photocoagulation system

Steven F. Barrett, Cameron H. Wright, E. D. Oberg, Benjamin A. Rockwell, Clarence P. Cain, Maya R. Jerath, Henry G. Rylander, Ashley J. Welch

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Successful retinal tracking subsystem testing results in vivo on rhesus monkeys using an argon continuous wave laser and an ultra-short pulse laser are presented. Progress on developing an integrated robotic retinal laser surgery system is also presented. Several interesting areas of study have developed: (1) 'doughnut' shaped lesions that occur under certain combinations of laser power, spot size, and irradiation time complicating measurements of central lesion reflectance, (2) the optimal retinal field of view to achieve simultaneous tracking and lesion parameter control, and (3) a fully digital versus a hybrid analog/digital tracker using confocal reflectometry integrated system implementation. These areas are investigated in detail in this paper. The hybrid system warrants a separate presentation and appears in another paper at this conference.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJean-Marie Parel, Karen M. Joos, Pascal O. Rol
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
EventOphthalmic Technologies VI - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 27 1996Jan 28 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering


ConferenceOphthalmic Technologies VI
CitySan Jose, CA, USA


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