A new technique for the closure of the lens capsule by laser welding

Roberto Pini, Francesca Rossi, Luca Menabuoni, Ivo Lenzetti, Sonia H Yoo, Jean-Marie A Parel

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A new method is presented for the closure of the lens capsule based on laser welding of suitably ptepared patches of anterior capsular tissue. Experiments were performed in freshly enucleated porcine eyes. The patches were previously stained with a solution of indocyanine green in sterile water and then welded on the recipient capsule by means of diode laser radiation at 810 nm. The welded tissue revealed mechanical properties comparable to those of healthy tissue. This technique is proposed to repair capsular breaks and to provide the closure of the capsulorhexis in lens refilling procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-261
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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