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A Surgical Semiconductor Laser With More Precision And Power
...ake them perform with the power and precision that laser
surgeons routinely demand. These small,relatively ...ptical Society of America in Rochester. Most laser
surgery today is done using more powerful and expensive gas lasers, since their semiconductorcounter...
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
ANAHEIM, CALIF. -- A laser
that pierces new blood-carrying channelsinto ailin...tudy of 198 patients, randomized to either the new laser
therapyor continued treatment with heart medicines, found that 71 percent of thepatients treated wit...
Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
...the only medical center in the Southeast using the laser
system,which has demonstrated promising results fo...at the medical center since October. "The laser
gives us another tool for helping patients for whom wecould do nothing else," said Duke surgeon Dr. ...
Intralase Will Develop Laser Systems For Eye Surgery
...sue---something not possible with current clinical laser
technology," said Ron Kurtz , assistant professor...rmaceuticals, has developed a commercial ultrafast laser
for clinical applications and is developing an ophthalmic drug delivery system. Escalon has headqua...
Penn Researchers Initiate Ground-Breaking New Trials To Treat
...ncerous tissue. After surgery the patientreceives laser
light exposure directed at the tissue to stimulatethe drug -- destroying the tumor cells by exposing them to anactivated form of oxygen. In these cases, PDT is utilized aftersurgery to help eradicate any remaining cancer cells. Through innovative co...
Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer
...cz has also been instrumental in the creation of a laser
positioning system, which provides surgeons with improved knowledge of where and how they aim laser
surgical tools during eye surgery. CONTACT: Andrew Rawicz, 604-291-3819 ...
Optical Technology Projects Images Directly Into The Eye
and a rapidly rotating reflective polygon are the ...is much better than that on a computer screen. The laser
light used is five thousand timesless strong than the critical limit for the eye and is therefore no...
Heart Laser Surgery: An Alternative To Transplantation
...sity Hospital are indicating that the use of heart laser
surgery may replace transplantation in certain pat...ial Revascularization (TMR), uses a carbon dioxide laser
to create upwards of 50 tiny holes in the left ventricle of the heart, which improves blood flow to ...
Cedars-Sinai Medical News Tips
...urgery orangioplasty may find relief through a new laser
procedure calledPercutaneous Transluminal Myocardial Revascularization (PTMR), which ispresently in phase II clinical trials at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Interviews: Norman Lepor, M.D., Principal Investigator, and patients DELICATE SKULL BASE BRA...
University Of Texas Southwestern Studies Excimer Laser For Treating Farsightedness With Combined
...egars, the first patient to undergo arevolutionary laser
treatment at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dal...s have been using PhotorefractiveKeratectomy (PRK) laser
to correct farsightedness (hyperopia) for several years,this is the first surgery of its kind to als...
Encapsulating Insulin-Producing Cells For Possible Diabetes Therapy
...polymers that can be solidified by a quickflash of laser
light to seal transplanted insulin-producing cells inside aselectively permeable capsule, thus preventing rejection by diabetics' immunesystems. An interdisciplinary collaboration, involving Duke's department ofchemistry as well as its medica...
Millions Of Americans With Glaucoma Could Save Sight With Early Detection, Treatment
...serts andgel-forming solutions, as well as various laser
and conventional surgicalprocedures. For Vesta, the prognosis is optimistic. "I feel blessed to live in an era wherethese types of treatments are available -- it's truly phenomenal what medicalscience can achieve."...
So Near And Yet So Far. . . FDA Approves Laser Vision Correction For
...ision correction. For these nearsightedAmericans, laser
vision correction opened the exciting possibility ...Center, one of thenation's leaders in the field of laser
surgery, was the principal investigatorof the VISX Los Angeles-area hyperopia clinical trial. The o...
In Battle For Attention, Left Side Of Brain Wins Over The Right, UF Researchers Find
...simplicity of its design. The equipment included a laser
pointerand four lines of different lengths, which ...hemispheres. "We asked the participants to use the laser
pointer to indicate themiddle of the line segments," Barrett said. "I stood quietly to either the le...
MRI Images Using Laser-Polarized Xenon
...tory rat. Thekey to their success is a customized laser
system---designed and built by U-Mphysicists---tha...olecules of xenon, which have been polarized by an laser
optical pumping systembefore being inhaled by the animal. "Xenon has many advantages for use in MRI ...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Physicians Perform First Known Pediatric Laser Surgery For Farsightedness
LOS ANGELES (March 25, 1999) -- A laser
technique approved by the Food and DrugAdministrat...gator at Cedars-Sinai for the multi-centerstudy of laser
surgery for the correction of farsightedness (hyperopia).Although the FDA's guidelines for the proce...
Chessboard Pattern Mirrors Eye Defects
...is of eminent importance for cornea transplants or laser
treatment. A prototype of the measuring equipment has already been constructed. The Amsterdam researchers plan to carry out further tests with the system and hope to miniaturise the set-up in order to make it more convenient and affordable....
Laser Pointer Helps Parkinson's Patients Take Next Step
A patient's discovery that an everyday laser
pointer helps him walk maypoint the way toward an ...he authors say neurologistswould do well to have a laser
pointer handy to let patients give it a try. The simple device seems to help patients overco...
Do Neurons Learn By Growing Thorns? Emergence Of Dendritic Spines Is Associated With Long-Term Synaptic Plasticity
...h the combination of two new techniques,two-photon laser
scanning microscopy (TPLSM) and local micro-superfusion. TPLSMis a novel way of very efficiently visualising microscopic objects that havebeen stained with a fluorescent dye. One of its great advantages is that itminimizes damage to the cell and it h...
Birthmarks best treated with red laser light
...odconsiderably by increasing the wavelength of the laser
light by a few nanometres, making it redderand abl...rmolysis, during which the area is irradiated with laser
light of a particular colour; this isabsorbed well by the blood but not by the rest of the skin. The...
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