THIS PROGRAM WILL EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL APPLICATION OF THE CO2 TEA LASER AS A TOOL FOR CORNEAL SURGERY.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4918
Agency Tracking Number:
4918
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3333 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA, 30341
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR ORMAN A SIMPSON
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(404) 457-0977
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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.

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