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Chapter-36 Femtosecond Laser Assisted Keratoplasty

BOOK TITLE: Corneal Transplantation

Author
1. Vajpayee Rasik B
2. Sharma Namrata
3. Kumar Chandra Shekhar
ISBN
9788184488593
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11167_36
Edition
2/e
Publishing Year
2010
Pages
4
Author Affiliations
1. Dr RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, Vision Eye Institute, Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Australia, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, RP Center, New Delhi, India, Centre for Eye Research Australia, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Australia, Cornea Services Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Centre for Eye Research, University of Melbourne, Australia, RP Center of Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Dr Rajendra Prasad Center for Ophthalmic Science
2. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3. Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

The advent of the femtosecond laser as an ocular surgical tool offers the potential for more finite control and precision in corneal surgery. With the use of proprietary software, femtosecond lasers are currently able to be programmed to create precise corneal incisions in almost any plane while minimally distorting corneal tissue. Over the past seven years, the femtosecond laser has been used successfully in variety of corneal procedures, including the preparation of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) flaps, the creation of channels for intracorneal rings, and the preparation of donor and host tissue in anterior lamellar keratoplasty. Theoretically, the femtosecond laser should increase the precision and practicality of such procedures because of the highly reproducible dimensions of the cuts made in donor and host tissues.

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