Laser induced photochemical surface modification of PMMA for fibrin free intraocular lens

Yuji Sato, Katsuya Tanizawa, Fabrice Manns, Jean Marie Parel, Masataka Murahara

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The central part of the PMMA or acrylic resin was modified to be hydrophobic by the ArF excimer laser, and the peripheral part was modified to be hydrophilic by the Xe2 excimer lamp. The ideal intraocular lens that prevents from protein deposition and have an affinity for tissue was demonstrated. This new technology opens a way to develop an after-cataract-free intraocular lens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-103
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 5 2003
EventPROGRESS IN BIOMEDICAL OPTICS AND IMAGING: Opthalmic Technologies XIII - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 25 2003Jan 26 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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