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Dr. Karl-Robert Brauns Prize for Ophthalmology 2016

16.06.2016

Joint research team of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf receives award for a recent work on laser eye surgery

In their publication “A New Technology for Applanation Free Corneal Trephination: The Picosecond Infrared Laser (PIRL)” the research team around Stephan J. Linke of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and R. J. Dwayne Miller of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) presents a feasibility study for the application of the picosecond infrared laser PIRL for corneal transplantations.


Incision into the corneal stroma with the PIRL laser. All methods show precise cutting edges of the PIRL incision. Only the first layer of cells next to the incision is affected by thermal effects.

Bild: S. J. Linke et al., PLoS ONE 10(3): e0120944

It was shown that PIRL can be used for incisions of the corneal tissue with minimal collateral damage. Thus the PIRL system potentially represents a significant improvement compared to existing eye surgery techniques.

The study, published in the journal PLoS One last year, has now been awarded with the Dr. Karl-Robert Brauns Prize for Ophthalmology 2016. Stephan J. Linke of the UKE received the award on behalf of the research team at the ceremony on 15 June at the UKE’s Erika-Haus.

The Hamburg-based Dr. Liselotte and Dr. Karl-Robert Brauns Foundation awards the Dr. Karl-Robert Brauns Prize for Ophthalmology every two years for a recent outstanding work from the field of ophthalmology.

It comes with prize money of € 7,500. Scientists who carried out their work in Hamburg or who were hosted by a research institution from Hamburg are eligible for application.

Contact persons:

Prof. Dr. R. J. Dwayne Miller
Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter
Center for Free-Electron Laser Science
Luruper Chaussee 149
22761 Hamburg
Germany
+49 (0)40 8998-6200
dwayne.miller@mpsd.mpg.de

Dr. Nils-Owe Hansen
Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter
Center for Free-Electron Laser Science
Luruper Chaussee 149
22761 Hamburg
Germany
+49 (0)40 8998-6267
nils-owe.hansen@mpsd.mpg.de

Weitere Informationen:

http://www.mpsd.mpg.de/en/research/ard/ard Research group of Prof. Dr. R. J. Dwayne Miller
http://www.mpsd.mpg.de/en Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter
http://www.surepirl.eu/ ERC Advanced Grant SUREPIRL
http://www.stiftung-drbrauns.de/index.php Dr. Liselotte und Dr. Karl-Robert Brauns Foundation

Dr. Michael Grefe | Max-Planck-Institut für Struktur und Dynamik der Materie

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