Qualitative optical-thermal model of argon, selective, and microsecond infrared laser trabeculoplasty

Fabrice Manns, Jean Marie Parel, Viviana Fernandez, Joseph Stoiber, Peggy Lamar, Nelson Salas, Francisco Fantes

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A model to predict and compare laser-trabecular meshwork interactions during laser trabeculoplasty with three different lasers was developed. The model predicts that both SLT and μs-IRLT produce selective heating of pigmented trabecular meshwork cells with negligible heat diffusion to surrounding structures and with a deeper penetration at the infrared wavelength. As such, the qualitative model indicated that infrared laser trabeculoplasty with microsecond pulses can produce selective targeting of pigmented trabecular meshwork cells with a deeper penetration than SLT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-76
Number of pages6
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



  • Glaucoma
  • Heating
  • Laser
  • Thermal
  • Trabecular meshwork
  • Trabeculoplasty

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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