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H Alfred Sklar, Alan M Frank, Olga M Ferrer, Charles F McMillan, Stewart A Brown, Fred Rienecker, Paul Harriss, Steven Schiffer: Method and apparatus for precision laser surgery. Phoenix Laser Systems, Thomas M Freiburger, March 24, 1992: US05098426 (512 worldwide citation)

A system for effecting precision laser surgery includes an intensified surgical video microscope directed at the tissue to be operated upon and having zoom capability. The surgical microscope presents a microscopic image on a video screen in front of the surgeon. Preferably, the video screen is divi ...


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Carl F Knopp, William D Fountain, Jerzy Orkiszewski, Michael Persiantsev, H Alfred Sklar, Jan Wysopal: Automated laser workstation for high precision surgical and industrial interventions. VISX, Mark D Barrish Esq, Townsend and Townsend & Crew, August 8, 2000: US06099522 (242 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus and system for template-controlled, precision laser interventions is described that greatly improves the accuracy, speed, range, reliability, versatility, safety, and efficacy of interventions such as laser microsurgery, particularly ophthalmic surgery, and industrial micromachin ...


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H Alfred Sklar, Alan M Frank: Spectral division of reflected light in complex optical diagnostic and therapeutic systems. Phoenix Laser Systems, Thomas M Freiburger, September 17, 1991: US05048946 (85 worldwide citation)

A diagnostic system for support of laser ocular surgery, for example, solves a problem of competition for light which is often encountered when a series of different detectors are used to receive and detect features of a target reflecting an illuminating light beam. The intensity of an illuminating ...


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H Alfred Sklar, Alan M Frank, Charles McMillan, Olga M Ferrer: Ophthalmic diagnostic apparatus and method. Phoenix Laser Systems, Thomas M Freiburger, October 8, 1991: US05054907 (71 worldwide citation)

An ophthalmic diagnostic instrument determines the shape of the cornea through projection of an image onto the cornea through the optics of the diagnostic instrument. The instrument and the method of the invention involve folding a projected pattern of discrete separated point light sources so that ...


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Carl F Knopp, William D Fountain, Jerzy Orkiszewski, Michael Persiantsev, H Alfred Sklar, Jan Wysopal: Automated laser workstation for high precision surgical and industrial interventions. Visx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Lynn M Thompson, July 5, 2005: US06913603 (35 worldwide citation)

A method and system is described that greatly improves the safety and efficacy of ophthalmic laser surgery. The method and system are applicable to precise operations on a target subject to movement during the procedure. The system may comprise the following elements: (1) a user interface, (2) an im ...


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Carl F Knopp, William D Fountain, Jerzy Orkiszewski, Michael Persiantsev, H Alfred Sklar, Jan Wysopal: Automated laser workstation for high precision surgical and industrial interventions. Visx Incorporated, Mark D Barrish Esq, Townsend Townsend & Crew, April 27, 2004: US06726680 (35 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus and system for template-controlled, precision laser interventions is described that greatly improves interventions such as laser microsurgery, particularly ophthalmic surgery, and industrial micromachining. The instrument and system are applicable to those specialties wherein the ...


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Charles F McMillan, H Alfred Sklar: Apparatus and method of identifying signals in biological tissues. Phoenix Laser Systems, Thomas M Freiburger, December 8, 1992: US05170193 (11 worldwide citation)

The present invention describes a technique and apparatus for finding spots in an image with substantial noise making it difficult to identify without specialized noise suppression algorithms. In the context of determining corneal shape, as an example of the technique, the reflections of point light ...


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H Alfred Sklar, Alan M Frank: Spectral division of reflected light in complex optical diagnostic and therapeutic systems. Phoenix Laser Systems, Thomas M Freiburger, October 20, 1992: US05157428 (4 worldwide citation)

A diagnostic system for support of laser ocular surgery, for example, solves a problem of competition for light which is often encountered when a series of different detectors are used to receive and detect features of a target reflecting an illuminating light beam. The intensity of an illuminating ...


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Alan M Frank, H Alfred Sklar, Olga M Ferrer: Method and apparatus for precision surgery. Phoenix Laser System, WANG YIPING, September 5, 1990: CN90100585

A method and system is described that greatly improves the safety and efficacy of ophthalmic laser surgery. The method and system are applicable to precise operations on a target subject to movement during the procedure. The system may comprise the following elements: (1) a user interface, (2) an im ...


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Andrej M Listwan, H Alfred Sklar, Jerzy Orkiszewski: Dynamic extra-cavity control of laser energy output. Phoenix Laser Systems, FU KANG, March 3, 1993: CN91105538

A laser ophthalmic surgery apparatus includes an improved energy level control for assuring that the energy output level of the beam delivered to the eye remains within a prescribed tolerance. An energy output sensor receives a small fraction of the laser beam's energy through a beam splitter. A las ...