Scott Rowe (tscottrowe)
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In Feature Of The Week 01/18/15: An Integrated Optical Coherence Tomography-Gas Nozzle System for Surgical Laser Ablation Applications :
On 1/19/15 Scott Rowe (tscottrowe) said:
"There was a lot of work done in the 80's and 90's on gas assisted ablation for PRK and LASIK. Some good and bad outcomes, one of which was that the plume of hot remodeled tissue went everywhere and was a biohazard! Mfgrs eventually went to a vacuum system for plume removal, which is what you see today."
T. Scott Rowe, P.Efounded, and is currently Principal/Chief Consultant for Rowe Technical Design since March of 2005. Previously, he was Director of Optical Engineering for Fovioptics, Inc of Santa Clara CA. Previously, he was Associate Director of Research and Development at Alcon Laboratories, Inc for 17 years. He has been involved in laser system development for the past 30+ years in a variety of settings, including military/aerospace, commercial and for the past 23 years in ophthalmic medical devices. His current professional interests include diagnostic instrumentation for the non-invasive measurement of blood glucose, therapeutic lasers for treatment of retinal disorders, photodynamic therapy, glaucoma and secondary cataracts. He holds 14 US patents, and has published and lectured in a wide variety of technical and clinical venues. He is a member of SPIE, OSSC and ARVO, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California.