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Development of clinical applications for 980 nm diode laser in ophthalmology

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
3.03.00  Medical sciences  Neurobiology   

Code Science Field
B620  Biomedical sciences  Ophtalmology 
diode laser, lacrymal surgery, orbital surgery, oculoplastic surgery, tumor surgery
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (10)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  22345  MSc Matej Beltram  Neurobiology  Junior researcher  2005 - 2008  103 
2.  21069  PhD Barbara Cvenkel  Medical sciences  Researcher  2005 - 2008  237 
3.  18473  PhD Vladimir Debelič  Neurobiology  Researcher  2005 - 2008  46 
4.  13674  PhD Brigita Drnovšek Olup  Neurobiology  Head  2005 - 2008  344 
5.  09154  PhD Marko Hawlina  Neurobiology  Researcher  2005 - 2008  629 
6.  15649  PhD Griša Močnik  Physics  Researcher  2005 - 2007  312 
7.  26333  Ingrid Rahne  Neurobiology  Researcher  2005 - 2008  32 
8.  25125  PhD Mojca Urbančič  Neurobiology  Researcher  2005 - 2008  223 
9.  19028  Marko Vraničar  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2008  19 
10.  18955  MSc Matjaž Zalar  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2005 - 2008 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0312  University Medical Centre Ljubljana  Ljubljana  5057272000  77,953 
2.  1617  OPTOTEK razvoj in proizvodnja optične in laserske opreme d.o.o. (Slovene)  Ljubljana  5326389  32 
The 980 nm diode laser is a new technology in the field of medical lasers. Possibilities of its use in oculoplastic surgery are: transcanalicular dacrycystorhynostomy; endoscopic orbitotomy; oculoplastic surgery; Hypothesis: to develop a method of laser DCR with the 980 nm diode laser yielding better succes rate than current transcanalicular laser DCR methods; to develope a method of endoscopic laser orbitotomy with the 980 nm diode laser, which allows minimally invasive surgery of the orbit with a lower complication rate c/t classic orbitotomy; to develop a method in laser oculoplastic surgery with the 980 nm diode laser combining the effects of controlled tissue removal as with the Er:YAG laser and the hemostatic properties of the CO2 laser. The research project deals with the development of completely new surgical applications of the 980 nm diode laser in the fields of lacrimal, orbital and oculoplastic surgery. This opens the possibility of achievement of new scientific knowledge and development of clinical applications and boosting of industrial research of the 980 nm diode laser. The results of the above mentioned studies potentially mean advancement in the field of ophthalmology, new and better treatment possibilities for patients, and international recognition of local medical research and industrial technology.
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