In a study published in the American Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma, a team of researchers from the Mayo Clinic and University of Arizona found that using a laser eye implant to treat laser eye pain may help reduce the need for additional surgery.
The researchers used an implant that allows for direct contact between the eye and the surgeon, allowing them to remove a portion of the lens, thereby eliminating the need to have the entire eye surgically removed.
In addition, the researchers found that the implant was effective in reducing pain after the procedure, and that it was safe.
“The findings of this study provide strong evidence that laser-assisted surgical excision of the primary visual cortex is safe, can be performed safely and that laser surgery can be safely and effectively managed by the general population,” the study authors wrote.
The device, which is currently in clinical trials, was developed by the Mayo clinic and is currently being tested for safety.
The study was supported by the Department of Defense Office of Naval Research.
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