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The Potential of an Infrared Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) Laser (3.0nm) for Corneal Surgery

Seiler, T; Marshall, J; Rothery, S; Wollensak, J; (1986) The Potential of an Infrared Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) Laser (3.0nm) for Corneal Surgery. Lasers in Ophthalmology , 1 (1) pp. 49-60. Green open access

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Abstract

The histopathology of incisions in the rabbit cornea by a hydrogen fluoride (HF) laser is described and compared to that of incisions obtained utilizing excimer systems. The histological appearance of the acute HF incision is similar to those created by 248nm excimer laser radiation but not as smooth as ablations at 193nm. This finding may relate to the beam parameters in our HF system and particularly to the quality of the optics we employed as considerations of the respective absorption depths of 3 pm and excimer radiation would suggest that HF should produce incisions similar to that induced by 193nm. The implications of this infrared laser for corneal surgery are discussed.

Type: Article
Title: The Potential of an Infrared Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) Laser (3.0nm) for Corneal Surgery
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Institute of Ophthalmology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1474376
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