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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134403/femtosecond-lenticule-extraction-performed-on-a-wrong-meridian-and-effectively-reversed-by-excimer-laser-ablation
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Alper Agca, Yusuf Yildirim, Burçin Kepez Yildiz, Dilek Yasa, Ali Demircan, Ahmet Demirok
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124708/phototherapy-in-atopic-dermatitis
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José María Ortiz-Salvador, Amparo Pérez-Ferriols
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is one of the most common chronic inflammatory skin diseases. Currently management of AD includes avoidance of triggering factors, skin care aiming to compensate the skin barrier defects, anti-inflammatory therapy (mostly topical corticosteroids and topical calcineurin inhibitors). When these first-line approaches are unsuccessful, systemic treatment or phototherapy ought to be carried out as next line of defence. Current phototherapy modalities for AD include broadband UVB (290-320 nm), narrowband UVB (311-313 nm), UVA-1 therapy (340-400 nm), UVA therapy plus 8-methoxypsoralens (PUVA), 308 nm excimer laser (EL) and Full spectrum light (FSL)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123636/management-of-oral-lichen-planus-by-980-nm-diode-laser
#3
Nahid Derikvand, Seyedeh Sara Ghasemi, Mohammad Moharami, Ehsan Shafiei, Nasim Chiniforush
Introduction: Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a mucocutaneous disease with uncertain etiology. As the etiology is unknown standard treatment modalities are not available. The traditional and common treatment relies on corticosteroids whether topical or systemic. In recent years, development of lasers made a proper path to use this instrument for treatment of the diseases which are refractory to conventional treatments. Previous studies in this field used CO2, ND:YAG, Excimer and some wavelength of diode lasers for the treatment of different types of lichen planus...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117416/accuracy-of-visual-estimation-of-lasik-flap-thickness
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Jason E Brenner, Ali Fadlallah, Kathryn M Hatch, Catherine Choi, Rony R Sayegh, Paul Kouyoumjian, Simon Wu, George T Frangieh, Samir A Melki
PURPOSE: To assess the accuracy of surgeons' visual estimation of LASIK flap thickness when created by a femtosecond laser by comparing it to ultrasound measurements. METHODS: Surgeons were asked to visually estimate the thickness of a femtosecond flap during the procedure. Total corneal thickness was measured by ultrasound pachymetry prior to the procedure and the stromal bed was similarly measured after flap lifting. The estimates from three experienced surgeons (cornea fellowship trained and more than 5 years in practice) were compared to those of three cornea fellows, with each surgeon evaluating 20 eyes (120 total)...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099496/absence-of-il-6-prevents-corneal-wound-healing-after-deep-excimer-laser-ablation-in-vivo
#5
F Hafezi, Z Gatzioufas, R Angunawela, L M Ittner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077186/laser-assisted-in-situ-keratomileusis-with-optimized-fast-repetition-and-cyclotorsion-control-excimer-laser-to-treat-hyperopic-astigmatism-with-high-cylinder
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Jorge L Alió Del Barrio, Mauro Tiveron, Ana B Plaza-Puche, María A Amesty, Laura Casanova, María J García, Jorge L Alió
PURPOSE: To evaluate the visual outcomes after femtosecond laser-assisted laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery to correct primary compound hyperopic astigmatism with high cylinder using a fast repetition rate excimer laser platform with optimized aspheric profiles and cyclotorsion control. METHODS: Eyes with primary simple or compound hyperopic astigmatism and a cylinder power ≥3.00 D had uneventful femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK with a fast repetition rate excimer laser ablation, aspheric profiles, and cyclotorsion control...
October 18, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072599/waveguide-bragg-gratings-in-ormocer-%C3%A2-s-for-temperature-sensing
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Maiko Girschikofsky, Manuel Rosenberger, Michael Förthner, Mathias Rommel, Lothar Frey, Ralf Hellmann
Embedded channel waveguide Bragg gratings are fabricated in the Ormocer(®) hybrid polymers OrmoComp(®), OrmoCore, and OrmoClad by employing a single writing step technique based on phase mask technology and KrF excimer laser irradiation. All waveguide Bragg gratings exhibit well-defined reflection peaks within the telecom wavelengths range with peak heights of up to 35 dB and -3 dB-bandwidths of down to 95 pm. Furthermore, the dependency of the fabricated embedded channel waveguide Bragg gratings on changes of the temperature and relative humidity are investigated...
October 26, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063473/comparing-aspheric-ablation-profile-with-standard-corneal-ablation-for-correction-of-myopia-and-myopic-astigmatism-a-contralateral-eye-study
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Mohammad Ghoreishi, Afsaneh Naderi Beni, Zahra Naderi Beni, Alireza Zandi, Farzan Kianersi
The purpose of this study is to compare visual outcomes of myopic refractive surgery, using tissue saving (TS), a standard ablation profile by a Technolas 217z100, and aberration smart ablation (ASA), an aspheric algorithm by a MEL 80 excimer laser in two eyes of one patient. In this prospective interventional paired-eye controlled study, a total of 100 eyes of 50 participants with myopia with or without astigmatism underwent thin-flap Femto-LASIK, using a Femto LDV femtosecond laser (Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG, Port, Switzerland)...
December 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049246/synergistic-elca-aspiration-des-thrombus-removal-strategy-embolus-impact-in-high-risk-plaque-a-case-report
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Yoshihiro Imai, Takehiro Yamashita, On Topaz
RATIONALE: Thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) and red thrombus are suggested as a high-risk of embolic complications during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Intracoronary aspiration procedures occasionally result in either an insufficient thrombus removal or provide no significant effects on TCFA. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 76-year-old male underwent coronary angiography for chest pain. DIAGNOSES: Coronary angiography revealed a tight stenosis at the right coronary artery which resulted in treatment by PCI...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018762/visual-performance-after-excimer-laser-photorefractive-keratectomy-for-high-myopia
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Yu-Ling Liu, Chien-Chi Tseng, Chang-Ping Lin
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy, safety, predictability, and visual performance of excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for myopia greater than -8 diopters (D). METHODS: Fifty-four patients (104 eyes) with myopia from -8D to -13D and cylinder up to -4D received surface ablation technique with the Allegretto wave version 1009-1 excimer laser to correct their refractive error. The patients were examined on days 1, 3, 7, and 14 and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively...
April 2017: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991341/repair-of-irregularly-irregular-astigmatism-by-transepithelial-phototherapeutic-keratectomy
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Stefano Guglielmetti, Amy Kirton, Dan Z Reinstein, Glenn I Carp, Timothy J Archer
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcome of transepithelial phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) in the management of irregularly irregular astigmatism. METHODS: This was a case series of two patients who underwent transepithelial PTK for irregularly irregular astigmatism. In the first case, the patient complained of diplopia due to corneal scarring caused by a metallic foreign body injury. The topography demonstrated irregularly irregular astigmatism with significant asymmetry in the inferotemporal to superonasal axis...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989105/comparison-of-cyclic-and-continuous-308-nm-excimer-laser-treatments-for-vitiligo-a-randomized-controlled-non-inferiority-trial
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Jae Min Sung, Jung Min Bae, Hee Young Kang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 5, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966523/treatment-of-laser-therapy-induced-punctate-leukoderma-using-a-308-nm-excimer-laser
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Han Mi Jung, Hyub Kim, Ji Hae Lee, Gyong Moon Kim, Jung Min Bae
Punctate leukoderma presents as numerous, distinct, round or oval depigmented spots. Recently, laser therapy-induced punctate leukoderma associated with various Q-switched laser and carbon dioxide laser have been reported. A 25-year-old man presented with numerous, discrete, round, confetti-like, depigmented macules on his left neck. He had undergone 3 sessions of 532-nm Q-switched Neodymium: Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet laser treatment for café-au-lait macules three years ago. After the last laser treatment session, the punctate leukoderma had been developed...
October 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952037/intravascular-ultrasound-assessment-of-the-effect-of-laser-energy-on-the-arterial-wall-during-the-treatment-of-femoro-popliteal-lesions-a-clirpath-excimer-laser-system-to-enlarge-lumen-openings-cello-registry-study
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Kayode O Kuku, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Edward Koifman, Alexandre H Kajita, Sameer Desale, Viana Azizi, Gebremedhin Melaku, Anh Bui, Yael F Meirovich, Solomon Beyene, Aaphtaab Dheendsa, Blaine Schneider, Ron Waksman
The CliRpath Excimer Laser System to Enlarge Lumen Openings (CELLO) registry included patients treated with modified excimer laser catheters for the endovascular treatment of peripheral artery disease affecting the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and proximal popliteal artery. The aim of this study was to assess, via intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) the dissections in the vessel wall following treatment with the laser catheters. IVUS grayscale images from the CELLO registry were systematically reviewed for dissections in the treated vessel segments by two investigators...
September 26, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944210/effect-of-open-ultraviolet-germicidal-irradiation-lamps-on-functionality-of-excimer-lasers-used-in-cornea-surgery
#15
Jaroslavas Belovickis, Aliaksei Kurylenka, Vadim Murashko
We report on the impact of direct ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) on reflective optics, used in the excimer laser system Allegretto Eye-Q. The aim of our work was to confirm our hypothesis based on long-rate observations of obtained anomalies in post-operative results that are attributed to degradation of reflective optics upon ultraviolet radiation. The presence of direct UVGI coupled with humidity in the operating environment caused merging anomalies and unwanted post-operative correction values...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932339/penetrating-keratoplasty-for-keratoconus-excimer-versus-femtosecond-laser-trephination
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Berthold Seitz, Achim Langenbucher, Tobias Hager, Edgar Janunts, Moatasem El-Husseiny, Nora Szentmáry
BACKGROUND: In case of keratoconus, rigid gas-permeable contact lenses as the correction method of first choice allow for a good visual acuity for quite some time. In a severe stage of the disease with major cone-shaped protrusion of the cornea, even specially designed keratoconus contact lenses are no more tolerated. In case of existing contraindications for intrastromal ring segments, corneal transplantation typically has a very good prognosis. METHODS: In case of advanced keratoconus - especially after corneal hydrops due to rupture of Descemet's membrane - penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) still is the surgical method of first choice...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919909/photorefractive-keratectomy-in-the-management-of-postradial-keratotomy-hyperopia-and-astigmatism
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Mohammad Ghoreishi, Mohammad-Ali Abtahi, Iman Seyedzadeh, Hamid Fesharaki, Mohadeseh Mohammadnia, Hamidreza Jahanbani-Ardakani, Seyed-Hossein Abtahi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in the management of postoperative hyperopia and astigmatism in patients with history of radial keratotomy (RK). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective nonrandomized noncomparative interventional case series enrolled consecutive eyes treated with PRK after RK. In cases, in which (1) wavefront (WF) scan was undetectable during primary examinations; and/or, (2) WF data were not transferable to the excimer laser device, patients were treated with the tissue-saving (TS) mode...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918305/single-center-experience-with-percutaneous-extraction-of-cardiac-implantable-electric-devices
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Ayako Okada, Morio Shoda, Hiroaki Tabata, Wataru Shoin, Hideki Kobayashi, Takahiro Okano, Koji Yoshie, Yasutaka Oguchi, Takahiro Takeuchi, Ken Kato, Koichiro Kuwahara
BACKGROUND: The estimated incidence of infected cardiac implantable electric devices (CIED) has recently increased to 1-2% in Japan. Extraction of long-term implanted devices is generally difficult. There are few reports about lead extraction in Japan. We describe our experience with and outcomes of lead extraction using excimer lasers, mechanical sheaths, and manual extraction. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the characteristics, types of devices, and indications for extraction in 29 patients with 67 leads who required CIED lead extraction at Shinshu University Hospital between April 2014 and October 2016...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913504/a-review-and-meta-analysis-of-corneal-cross-linking-for-post-laser-vision-correction-ectasia
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Qi Wan, Dan Wang, HongQuan Ye, Jing Tang, Yu Han
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to review the safety and stability of cornea cross-linking (CXL) for the treatment of keratectasia after Excimer Laser Refractive Surgery. METHODS: Eligible studies were identified by systematically searching PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and reference lists. Meta-analysis was performed using Stata 12.1 software. The primary outcome parameters included the changes of corrected distant visual acuity (CDVA), uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), the maximum keratometry value (Kmax) and minimum keratometry value (Kmin), the surface regularity index (SRI), the surface asymmetry index (SAI), the keratoconus prediction index (KPI), corneal thickness, and endothelial cell count...
September 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884710/atmospheric-pulsed-laser-deposition-and-thermal-annealing-of-plasmonic-silver-nanoparticle-films
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T M Khan, M A Mujawar, K E Siewerska, A Pokle, T Donnelly, N McEvoy, G S Duesberg, J G Lunney
A new method for pulsed laser deposition of plasmonic silver nanoparticle (NP) films in flowing gas at atmospheric pressure is described. The ablation was done using an excimer laser at 248 nm. Fast optical imaging shows that the ablation plume is captured by the flowing gas, and is expected to form a NP aerosol, which is carried 5-20 mm to the substrate. The dependence of the deposition rate on laser fluence, gas flow velocity, and target-substrate distance was investigated using electron microscopy and absorption spectroscopy of the deposited films...
November 3, 2017: Nanotechnology
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