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Colette Cozean, Michael Colvard, Robert C Allen, Edwin U Keates: Laser surgical procedures for treatment of glaucoma. Premier Laser Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 2, 1999: US05865831 (119 worldwide citation)

A laser is used to reopen the natural drainage passageways in the eye or to form new passageways to enable the drainage of the aqueous humor from the eye. In one procedure, an Er:YAG laser is used to ablate occluding tissue in Schlemm's canal. In another procedure, the Er:YAG laser is used to open o ...


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Dmitri Boutoussov, Colette Cozean: Optical source and method. Liquidating, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 27, 2002: US06439888 (112 worldwide citation)

An optical device includes a diode light source which is preferably in the form of an array of diode elements such as laser diodes or light emitting diodes (LEDs). The light emitted from the diode elements is directed towards a reflector which directs the emitted light through a heat sink member for ...


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Michael Colvard, Varouj D Amirkhanian, HeeJung Koh Wescoat, Judy E Mazza, Colette Cozean: Apparatus and method for performing eye surgery. Premier Laser Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 14, 1998: US05738677 (100 worldwide citation)

An optical probe configured for insertion into the anterior chamber of an eye, adjacent to the cataractous lens of the eye, comprises an optical source, and an optical waveguide connected to deliver optical radiation from the source to the probe. The optical radiation is in the form of pulses which ...


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Colette Cozean, Michael Colvard, Robert C Allen, Edwin U Keates: Laser surgical procedures for treatment of glaucoma. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 5, 2001: US06241721 (89 worldwide citation)

A laser and a laser probe are used in conjunction with a suture to remove a blockage in Schlemm's canal. The suture is advanced into Schlemm's canal until the suture comes into contact with tissue blocking the canal. The laser probe follows the path of suture until the laser probe is proxi ...


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Colette Cozean, Robert J Freiberg, HeeJung Koh Wescoat: Corneal sculpting using laser energy. Premier Laser Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 21, 1998: US05741245 (42 worldwide citation)

A corneal sculpting system utilized for performing surgery to reshape the cornea of the eye. The system includes a laser delivery system that is coupled to a filter positioning system and a corneal topography system. The filter positioning system suspends a sculpting filter above the surface of the ...


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D Michael Colvard, Colette Cozean, Varouj D Amirkhanian: Laser surgical method using transparent probe. Premier Laser Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 3, 1998: US05722970 (38 worldwide citation)

Procedures using a laser surgical probe are disclosed in which laser energy can be directed at an angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the probe. In a preferred procedure, the laser probe is inserted into an internal portion of a mammal with a laser light beam being directed into the probe alo ...


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Varouj D Amirkhanian, Colette Cozean: Transparent laser surgical probe. Premier Laser Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 18, 1997: US05688261 (30 worldwide citation)

A laser surgical apparatus is disclosed in which laser energy can be directed at an angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the probe. The probe includes a reflecting surface directing the laser energy. The reflecting surface is transparent to visible light. In a preferred embodiment, the reflect ...


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Varouj D Amirkhanian, Colette Cozean: Laser surgical probe. Lares Research, John P O&apos Banion, September 16, 2003: US06620154 (30 worldwide citation)

A laser surgical apparatus is disclosed in which laser energy can be directed at an angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the probe. The probe includes a reflecting surface directing the laser energy. The reflecting surface is transparent to visible light. In a preferred embodiment, the reflect ...


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Varouj D Amirkhanian, Colette Cozean, Robert J Freiberg: Medical laser apparatus for delivering high power infrared light. Premier Laser Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 20, 1994: US05349590 (26 worldwide citation)

A medical laser apparatus which comprises a medical laser and a waveguide is used to deliver infrared energy to a treatment site. The medical laser preferably delivers electromagnetic radiation at a wavelength of about 3.0 microns such as an Er:YAG laser (wavelength of 2.94 microns). The waveguide c ...


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Andrew I Sheinis, Colette Cozean, John F Forkner, M John Colles: Optics for medical laser. Premier Laser Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 22, 1994: US05289557 (21 worldwide citation)

A visible helium neon beam is used as an aiming beam to establish a spot at which a carbon dioxide beam also focuses. The carbon dioxide beam is then employed to vaporize biotic material. A distal end of an articulated arm may couple with the micromanipulator to direct the carbon dioxide beam from t ...