06110166 is referenced by 138 patents and cites 18 patents.

A method for corneal laser surgery includes directing the focal point of a focused laser beam at a start point in the stroma. The focal point is then moved along a predetermined path in the cornea to photodisrupt tissue and to create a flap or a plug of corneal tissue. Specifically, the flap or plug is crated with an undercut region that interlocks with an overlap region to restrain movement of the flap or plug in an anterior direction. Stromal tissue under the flap or plug can then be removed when the plug or flap is forceably lifted from the cornea. The flap or plug is subsequently replaced in its interlocking relationship with the remainder of the corneal tissue. The diminished stromal tissue reshapes the cornea in a manner which improves the vision of the patient.

Title
Method for corneal laser surgery
Application Number
407508
Publication Number
6110166
Application Date
October 2, 1996
Publication Date
August 29, 2000
Inventor
Tibor Juhasz
Irvine
CA, US
Agent
Nydegger & Associates
Assignee
Escalon Medical Corporation
NJ, US
IPC
A61N 5/02
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