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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068442/oct-study-of-the-femtosecond-laser-opaque-bubble-layer
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Gustavo K Marino, Marcony R Santhiago, Steven E Wilson
PURPOSE: To characterize the location and regularity of the opaque bubble layer (OBL) in the corneal stroma after femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK (FS-LASIK) flap generation. METHODS: In this prospective study, 30 eyes of 15 patients who had FS-LASIK surgery for myopia, astigmatism, and/or hyperopia were included. Screen captures were obtained at the end of the flap creation and the eyes with hard type OBL were immediately imaged with anterior segment optical coherence tomography...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068440/a-prospective-study-to-compare-visual-outcomes-between-wavefront-optimized-and-topography-guided-ablation-profiles-in-contralateral-eyes-with-myopia
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Rohit Shetty, Rushad Shroff, Kalyani Deshpande, Roshan Gowda, Sumeet Lahane, Chaitra Jayadev
PURPOSE: To analyze refractive outcomes of wavefront-optimized (WFO) ablation and topography-guided custom ablation (TCAT) profiles using the Allegretto Wave excimer laser platform (Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Fort Worth, TX) in the treatment of myopia. METHODS: Sixty eyes of 30 patients who underwent LASIK were included in this prospective interventional study. WFO ablation was performed in one eye (WFO group) and TCAT in the fellow eye (TCAT group). The WaveLight FS200 femtosecond laser (Alcon Laboratories, Inc...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024631/gold-nanoparticle-filled-biodegradable-photopolymer-scaffolds-induced-muscle-remodeling-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-findings
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Adam Zsedenyi, Balazs Farkas, Gaser N Abdelrasoul, Ilaria Romano, Edina Gyukity-Sebestyen, Katalin Nagy, Maria Harmati, Gabriella Dobra, Sandor Kormondi, Gabor Decsi, Istvan Balazs Nemeth, Alberto Diaspro, Fernando Brandi, Szabolcs Beke, Krisztina Buzas
Therapeutic stem cell transplantation bears the promise of new directions in organ and tissue replacement, but a number of its difficulties and perils are also well known. Our goal was to develop a method of transplantation by which the transplanted cells remain confined to the transplantation site and induce favorable processes. With the help of mask-projection excimer laser stereolithography, 3D hybrid nanoscaffolds were fabricated from biodegradable, photocurable PPF:DEF resin with incorporated gold nanoparticles (Au NPs)...
March 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024371/high-performance-flexible-thermoelectric-power-generator-using-laser-multiscanning-lift-off-process
#4
Sun Jin Kim, Han Eol Lee, Hyeongdo Choi, Yongjun Kim, Ju Hyung We, Ji Seon Shin, Keon Jae Lee, Byung Jin Cho
Flexible thermoelectric generators (f-TEGs) are emerging as a semipermanent power source for self-powered sensors, which is an important area of research for next-generation smart network monitoring systems in the Internet-of-things era. We report in this paper a f-TEG produced by a screen-printing technique (SPT) and a laser multiscanning (LMS) lift-off process. A screen-printed TEG was fabricated on a SiO2/a-Si/quartz substrate via the SPT process, and the LMS process completely separated the rigid quartz substrate from the original TEG by selective reaction of the XeCl excimer laser with the exfoliation layer (a-Si)...
December 27, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009399/multifocal-corneal-ablation-supracor-in-hyperopic-presbyopia-1-year-results-in-a-cross-sectional-study
#5
Torsten Schlote, Alexander Heuberger
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the multifocal excimer laser corneal ablation profile (the Supracor procedure) in hyperopic presbyopia 1 year after laser treatment. METHODS: This prospective, consecutive, one-center, cross-sectional study included 20 patients with hyperopic presbyopia 1 year after treatment with the Supracor procedure. The main outcome measures were monocular uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA) and uncorrected near visual acuity (UNVA), photopic contrast sensitivity (Pelli-Robson charts), patient satisfaction, and functioning at 12 months...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007122/highly-irregular-topography-after-excimer-laser-enhancement-december-consultation-1
#6
Marcony R Santhiago
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007105/outcomes-and-complications-of-excimer-laser-surgery-in-patients-with-collagen-vascular-and-other-immune-mediated-inflammatory-diseases
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Julie M Schallhorn, Steven C Schallhorn, Keith A Hettinger, Jan A Venter, Martina Pelouskova, David Teenan, Stephen J Hannan
PURPOSE: To assess refractive and visual outcomes and postoperative complications in a large number of patients with well-controlled collagen vascular and other immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. SETTING: Optical Express, Glasgow, United Kingdom. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: The files were reviewed of patients who had collagen vascular and other immune-mediated inflammatory diseases and who had excimer laser surgery between 2008 and 2015...
December 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003777/correlation-between-practice-location-as-a-surrogate-for-uv-exposure-and-practice-patterns-to-prevent-corneal-haze-after-photorefractive-keratectomy-prk
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Eman M Al-Sharif, Donald U Stone
BACKGROUND: PRK is a refractive surgery that reshapes the corneal surface by excimer laser photoablation to correct refractive errors. The effect of increased ultraviolet (UV) exposure on promoting post-PRK corneal haze has been reported in the literature; however, information is lacking regarding the effect of ambient UV exposure on physician practice patterns. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of ophthalmologists' practice location on their reported practice patterns to prevent post-PRK corneal haze...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003739/visual-aberrometric-photic-phenomena-and-patient-satisfaction-after-myopic-wavefront-guided-lasik-using-a-high-resolution-aberrometer
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Sarah Moussa, Alois K Dexl, Eva M Krall, Eva M Arlt, Günther Grabner, Josef Ruckhofer
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the visual, refractive, and aberrometric outcomes as well as the level of patient satisfaction and photic phenomena after myopic laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery using wavefront-guided (WFG) ablations based on measurements obtained with a high-resolution aberrometer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was a prospective analysis including 253 eyes of 127 patients (aged between 19 years and 54 years) undergoing WFG LASIK using the STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser System combined with the iDesign System and iFS Femtosecond Laser...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002091/vector-analysis-of-1-year-astigmatic-outcomes-from-a-randomized-fellow-eye-comparison-of-photorefractive-keratectomy-using-2-excimer-laser-platforms
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Brian C Toy, Edward E Manche
OBJECTIVE: To compare the astigmatic outcomes of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) with a wavefront-guided (WFG) and a wavefront-optimized (WFO) excimer laser performed on two different platforms. METHODS: Setting: institutional. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, fellow eye comparison clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 142 eyes of 71 patients with myopia of 12 diopters (D) or less and astigmatism of 3D or less were enrolled at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford between April 2009 and March 2011...
December 19, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994803/transepithelial-photorefractive-keratectomy-for-low-to-moderate-myopia-in-comparison-with-conventional-photorefractive-keratectomy
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Mostafa Naderi, Khosrow Jadidi, Seyed Aliasghar Mosavi, Seyed Aref Daneshi
PURPOSE: To compare the effectiveness, safety and stability of the results of transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (tPRK) with conventional photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for low to moderate myopia. METHODS: In this prospective non-randomized case-control study, patients with low to moderate myopia were assigned to the tPRK group (cases) or the PRK group (controls). In the tPRK group, eyes were treated using the Amaris excimer laser (SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH and Co...
October 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975341/refractive-lenticule-implantation-for-correction-of-ametropia-case-reports-and-literature-review
#12
A Lazaridis, A Messerschmidt-Roth, W Sekundo, S Schulze
The ReLEx® technique allows correction of refractive errors through the creation and extraction of refractive stromal lenticules. Contrary to excimer laser corneal refractive procedures, where the stromal tissue is photoablated, the extracted lenticules obtained with ReLEx® can be preserved. Recent studies and case reports have described autologous re-implantation and allogeneic implantation of refractive lenticules into femtosecond-laser created stromal pockets in order to reverse the refractive outcome of a myopic corneal refractive procedure, correct hyperopia, aphakia, presbyopia and treat keratoconus...
December 14, 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969960/tct-589-effectiveness-of-excimer-laser-coronary-angioplasty-with-optical-coherence-tomography-guidance-for-in-stent-restenosis-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
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Sho Hashimoto, Akihiko Takahashi, Takeshi Yamada, Yukio Mizuguchi, Norimasa Taniguchi, Shunsuke Nakajima, Tetsuya Hata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941045/single-step-transepithelial-versus-alcohol-assisted-photorefractive-keratectomy-in-the-treatment-of-high-myopia-a-comparative-evaluation-over-12%C3%A2-months
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Rafic Antonios, Maamoun Abdul Fattah, Samuel Arba Mosquera, Bachir H Abiad, Karim Sleiman, Shady T Awwad
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To evaluate refractive outcomes of single-step transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (TransPRK) versus alcohol-assisted PRK (EtOH-PRK) for the correction of high myopia. METHODS: This was a retrospective non-randomised comparative study conducted at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon. Eyes with myopia (spherical equivalent (SE) larger than -6.00 D) that had undergone EtOH-PRK treatment combined with mitomycin C and TransPRK (SE: -7...
December 9, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934784/photoinitiator-free-3d-scaffolds-fabricated-by-excimer-laser-photocuring
#15
Balázs Farkas, Silvia Dante, Fernando Brandi
Photoinitiator-free fabrication of poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (PEGDA) scaffolds is achieved using a novel three-dimensional (3D) printing method called mask projected excimer laser stereolithography (MPExSL). The spatial resolution of photoinitiator-free curing is suitable for 3D layer-by-layer fabrication with a single layer thickness well controllable at tens to hundreds of microns using 248 nm wavelength for the irradiation. The photoinitiator-free scaffolds are superior compared to their counterparts fabricated by using photoinitiator molecules, showing a higher level of biocompatibility...
January 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930794/using-donor-lenticules-obtained-through-smile-for-an-epikeratophakia-technique-combined-with-phototherapeutic-keratectomy
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Jing Zhao, Ling Sun, Yang Shen, Mi Tian, Peijun Yao, Xingtao Zhou
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of using a donor lenticule created during small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) in an epikeratophakia technique combined with phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK). METHODS: Six patients with decreased visual acuity due to a recurrence of corneal dystrophy were included in this prospective pilot study. PTK was performed using the MEL 80 excimer laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany) followed by the transplantation of donor lenticules onto the recipient eyes...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930395/excimer-laser-versus-phakic-intraocular-lenses-for-myopia-and-astigmatism-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#17
Haiting Chen, Yu Liu, Guangzeng Niu, Ma Jingxue
OBJECTIVE: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which compared excimer laser refractive surgery and phakic intraocular lenses (PIOLs) for the treatment of myopia and astigmatism. METHODS: An electronic literature search was performed using the PubMed, EBSCO, CNKI, and Cochrane Library database to identify prospective RCTs which compared excimer laser refractive surgery and PIOL with a follow-up time of at least 12 months. Efficacy, accuracy, safety outcomes, and complications were analyzed by standardized mean difference, risk ratio, and the pooled estimates according to a fixed effect model or random effect model...
October 25, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930376/excimer-light-treatment-for-idiopathic-guttate-hypomelanosis-a-pilot-study
#18
Jennifer R S Gordon, Kellie E Reed, Katherine R Sebastian, Ammar M Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (IGH) is a commonly acquired benign leukoderma characterized by multiple discrete, hypo- or depigmented macules often on extremities that can be aesthetically undesirable for patients. This is the first study using excimer laser for treatment. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of excimer laser for repigmentation of idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis. METHODS AND MATERIALS: In this longitudinal, split-body controlled, single-blinded pilot study, 6 patients were treated with excimer laser for 12 weeks using the vitiligo protocol...
December 2, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904832/frontal-fibrosing-alopecia-treatment-options
#19
Raymond Fertig, Antonella Tosti
Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a rare dermatologic disease that causes scarring and hair loss and is increasing in prevalence worldwide. FFA patients typically present with hair loss in the frontal scalp region and eyebrows which may be associated with sensations of itching or burning. FFA is a clinically distinct variant of lichen planopilaris (LPP) that affects predominantly postmenopausal women, although men and premenopausal women may also be affected. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are necessary to prevent definitive scarring and permanent hair loss...
November 2016: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901015/laser-induced-phase-separation-of-silicon-carbide
#20
Insung Choi, Hu Young Jeong, Hyeyoung Shin, Gyeongwon Kang, Myunghwan Byun, Hyungjun Kim, Adrian M Chitu, James S Im, Rodney S Ruoff, Sung-Yool Choi, Keon Jae Lee
Understanding the phase separation mechanism of solid-state binary compounds induced by laser-material interaction is a challenge because of the complexity of the compound materials and short processing times. Here we present xenon chloride excimer laser-induced melt-mediated phase separation and surface reconstruction of single-crystal silicon carbide and study this process by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and a time-resolved reflectance method. A single-pulse laser irradiation triggers melting of the silicon carbide surface, resulting in a phase separation into a disordered carbon layer with partially graphitic domains (∼2...
November 30, 2016: Nature Communications
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