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Josef F Bille, Stuart I Brown: Method for reshaping the eye. Intelligent Surgical Lasers, Nydegger & Harshman, March 13, 1990: US04907586 (271 worldwide citation)

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 preselec ...


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Chi Fu Hsueh, Gregory J Morris, Stefan Goelz: Eye stabilizing mechanism for use in ophthalmic laser surgery. Intelligent Surgical Lasers, Nydegger & Associates, August 9, 1994: US05336215 (162 worldwide citation)

An eye stabilizing mechanism for use with a computer controlled ophthalmic laser system includes a base on which the ophthalmic laser system is mounted. A frame is slidingly mounted on the base, and the frame is connected to the base by a linear spring. A contact lens is fixedly attached to the fram ...


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Josef F Bille, Stuart I Brown: Eyetracker and method of use. Intelligent Surgical Lasers, Nydegger & Harshman, July 18, 1989: US04848340 (160 worldwide citation)

An eyetracker for moving the path of a laser beam in response to patient eye movement comprises a visual light source on which the patient can fixate to bring the visual axis of the eye into a reference alignment with the optical axis of the light source. A laser source, having its beam coaxially al ...


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Josef F Bille, David Schanzlin: Apparatus for removing cataractous material. Intelligent Surgical Lasers, Nydegger & Associates, August 8, 1995: US05439462 (105 worldwide citation)

An ophthalmic laser system is disclosed for removing cataractous tissue from the lens capsule of an eye by phacofragmentation of the lens tissue for subsequent aspiration of the treated tissue. More specifically, a cutting laser is provided which creates a plurality of computer controlled and direct ...


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Josef F Bille, Stuart I Brown: Multiwavelength laser source. Intelligent Surgical Lasers, Workman Nydegger & Jensen, August 16, 1988: US04764930 (104 worldwide citation)

A multiwavelength laser source for providing a plurality of pulsed laser beams comprises a plurality of laser diodes optically connected with an oscillator to establish a beam of pulses of monochromatic light. A dispersion line for spreading wavelengths in each pulse optically connects the oscillato ...


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Josef F Bille, David Schanzlin: Method for removing cataractous material. Intelligent Surgical Lasers, Nydegger & Associates, September 21, 1993: US05246435 (99 worldwide citation)

A method for using an ophthalmic laser system to remove cataractous tissue from the lens capsule of an eye requires phacofragmentation of the lens tissue and subsequent aspiration of the treated tissue. More specifically, a cutting laser is used to create various strata of incisions through the lens ...


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Josef F Bille, Stuart I Brown: 3-Dimensional laser beam guidance system. Intelligent Surgical Lasers, Nydegger & Harshman, February 20, 1990: US04901718 (91 worldwide citation)

A laser beam guidance system comprises a combination of mirrors that establishes an optical channel within which the laser beam is confined for movement. The system also includes means for moving the combination of mirrors to spatially reorient the optical channel. A beam steering scanner located on ...


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Josef F Bille, Stuart I Brown: Imaging system for surgical lasers. Intelligent Surgical Lasers, Nydegger & Harshman, November 21, 1989: US04881808 (83 worldwide citation)

An ocular imaging system for use with a surgical laser device comprises a light source radiating a beam which is coaxially aligned with the surgical laser beam. An aperture is place in the path of the beams to limit the quantity of light that can pass along the path. A steering mechanism is provided ...


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Josef F Bille: Device for mapping corneal topography. Intelligent Surgical Lasers, Nydegger Associates, November 5, 1991: US05062702 (83 worldwide citation)

A device for mapping the topography of the cornea of an eye has a light source for directing a beam of collimated monochromatic light characterized by a flat wave front onto the cornea. Positioned between the light source and the cornea is an objective lens for focusing this flat wave front toward t ...


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Josef F Bille: Method for reshaping the cornea. Intelligent Surgical Lasers, Neil K Nydegger, January 29, 1991: US04988348 (80 worldwide citation)

A method for reshaping the cornea comprises an initial step of determining the precise volume of corneal tissue which must be removed in order to attain the desired vision correction. A pulses laser beam, having a pulse energy density sufficient to cause photoablation of corneal tissue near the thre ...