04907586 is referenced by 271 patents and cites 19 patents.

A method for modifying tissue with a quasi-continuous laser beam to change the optical properties of the eye comprises controllably setting the volumetric power density of the beam and selecting a desired wavelength for the beam. Tissue modification is accomplished by focusing the beam at a preselected start point in the tissue and moving the beam's focal point in a predetermined manner relative to the start point throughout a specified volume of the tissue or along a specified path in the tissue. Depending on the selected volumetric power density, the tissue on which the focal point is incident can be modified either by photoablation or by a change in the tissue's visco-elastic properties.

Title
Method for reshaping the eye
Application Number
7/176230
Publication Number
4907586
Application Date
March 31, 1988
Publication Date
March 13, 1990
Inventor
Stuart I Brown
La Jolla
CA, US
Josef F Bille
Rancho Santa Fe
CA, US
Agent
Nydegger & Harshman
Assignee
Intelligent Surgical Lasers
CA, US
IPC
A61N 5/06
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