Photorefractive keratectomy: A technique for laser refractive surgery

@article{Munnerlyn1988PhotorefractiveKA,
  title={Photorefractive keratectomy: A technique for laser refractive surgery},
  author={Charles R. Munnerlyn and Stephen J. Koons and John Marshall},
  journal={Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery},
  year={1988},
  volume={14},
  pages={46–52}
}
ABSTRACT The excimer laser offers entirely new corneal surgery procedures. In this paper, we describe conditions for one such procedure, photorefractive keratectomy, the direct reshaping of the cornea's central optical zone using tissue ablation with far ultraviolet radiation. We present equations for the required tissue ablation to achieve required refractive corrections. Conditions for beam uniformity are presented and a method of achieving better beam uniformity using beam integration by… Expand
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