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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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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: Method and apparatus for determining optical characteristics of a cornea. Heidelberg Engineering Optische Messysteme, Nydegger & Associates, July 6, 1999: US05920373 (159 worldwide citation)

A system for determining the birefringent topography of a birefringent sample (e.g. cornea of an eye) includes a scanning tomopgraphy unit for establishing a plane of focus and an ellipsometer for generating a laser beam that is useable to obtain a birefringent measurement of the sample. The system ...


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Tibor Juhasz, Josef F Bille: Intrastromal photorefractive keratectomy. Escalon Medical Corporation, Nydegger & Associates, November 30, 1999: US05993438 (144 worldwide citation)

A method for performing intrastromal photorefractive keratectomy in the cornea of an eye, using a pulsed, laser beam to photodisrupt a portion of the cornea, includes the initial step of focusing the beam to a focal spot at a selected starting point in the stroma. The starting point is located at a ...


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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 ...