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The in vivo effects of a prototype diode laser coagulator/vaporizing endoprobe used to perform retinectomy and retinotomy in rabbits. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers 1997 Mar;28(3):231-5

Date

03/01/1997

Pubmed ID

9076798

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0030944560

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: A pilot study was conducted to evaluate the use of a prototype intraocular carbon-coated diode laser probe for performing single-instrument internal retinotomy and retinectomy.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 20-gauge endolaser probe was used to perform retinotomies on 10 anesthetized rabbits. Two protocols were examined: one using low power and long duration, and one using high power and short duration. Retinotomies were performed on attached and experimentally detached retinas.

RESULTS: Retinotomies were performed in all eyes using both protocols. The edges had photocoagulative effects in all cases. The eyes treated with the longer duration, lower power protocol had scleral damage, whereas the eyes treated with shorter duration, higher power did not.

CONCLUSION: Although the diode laser coagulator/cutter may be used for retinotomies, it should be studied further.

Author List

Hoggatt JS, Pulido JS, Nash RW, Simons KB, Han DP

Authors

Dennis P. Han MD Adjunct Professor in the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Judy P. Hoggatt MD Assistant Professor in the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Kenneth B. Simons MD Sr Associate Dean, Professor in the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Animals
Disease Models, Animal
Fundus Oculi
Laser Coagulation
Photomicrography
Pilot Projects
Rabbits
Retina
Retinal Detachment
Volatilization