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High-intensity ultrasonic cyclocoagulation reduces intraocular pressure in refractory glaucoma patients.

Aptel, Florent, Thomas Charrell, Cyril Lafon, Fabrice Romano, Jean-Yves Chapelon, Esther Blumen-Ohana, Jean-Philippe Nordmann, and Philippee Denis. Miniaturized High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Device in Patients with Glaucoma: A clinical pilot study. Invest Opthalmol Vis Sci. 2011; 52(12): 8747-8753. http://iovs.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2187000

Reference

Title
Miniaturized High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Device in Patients with Glaucoma: A clinical pilot study
Publication
Invest Opthalmol Vis Sci
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Aptel, Florent, Thomas Charrell, Cyril Lafon, Fabrice Romano, Jean-Yves Chapelon, Esther Blumen-Ohana, Jean-Philippe Nordmann, and Philippee Denis
Volume & Issue
Volume 52, Issue 12
Pages
8747-8753
URL
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