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THIS PROGRAM WILL EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL APPLICATION OF THE CO2 TEA LASER AS A…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4918
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4918
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Environmental Laser Systems
3333 Chamblee Dunwoody Road Atlanta, GA 30341
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: THIS PROGRAM WILL EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL APPLICATION OF THE CO2 TEA LASER AS A TOOL FOR CORNEAL SURGERY.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROGRAM WILL EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL APPLICATION OF THE CO2 TEA LASER AS A TOOL FOR CORNEAL SURGERY. AN OPTHALMIC LASER SYSTEM USING A CO2 TEA LASER, APPROPRIATE DELIVERY SYSTEM, AND CONTROLS WILL BE PRODUCED. THIS SYSTEM WILL BE TESTED ON A VARIETY OF CORNEAS, INCLUDING DEA BOVINE, LIVE RABBITS AND MONKEYS, AND HUMAN EYE BANK EYES. THE QUALITY OF THE INCISION WILL BE EVALUATED USING STANDARD HISTOLOGIC-AL AND ULTRA-STRUCTURAL EXAMINATIONS TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMUM CHOICE OF LASER POWER, PULSE WIDTH, REPETITION RATE,FOCUSING, AND SLIT CONFIGURATIONS. EVALUATION WILL BE IN TERMS OF DEPTH AND WIDTH OF INCISION, PRECISION OF CONTROL, AND INCISION SPEED. THE LASER SURGERY WILL BE COMPARED TO ADIAMOND-BLADED MICROKNIFE USED AS A CONTROL. THE SUCCESSFULCONCLUSION OF THIS WORK WILL LEAD TO A SAFE, RELIABLE, COST-EFFECTIVE SURGICAL TOOL FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF CORNEAL SURGERY, ESPECIALLY RADIAL KERATOTOMY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr orman a simpson
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
4044570977

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Environmental Laser Systems
3333 Chamblee Dunwoody Road Atlanta, GA 30341

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No