US 10,376,415 B2
Robust laser cutting methods for ophthalmic surgery
Hong Fu, Irvine, CA (US); and John M. Tamkin, San Marino, CA (US)
Assigned to AMO DEVELOPMENT, LLC, Santa Ana, CA (US)
Filed by AMO DEVELOPMENT, LLC, Santa Ana, CA (US)
Filed on Dec. 21, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/851,356.
Application 15/851,356 is a division of application No. 14/157,047, filed on Jan. 16, 2014, granted, now 9,861,527.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/753,319, filed on Jan. 16, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2018/0110648 A1, Apr. 26, 2018
Int. Cl. A61F 9/008 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 9/0084 (2013.01) [A61F 9/00827 (2013.01); A61F 9/00836 (2013.01); A61F 2009/0087 (2013.01); A61F 2009/00889 (2013.01); A61F 2009/00897 (2013.01)] 3 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for performing ophthalmic laser surgery using a device configured to transmit a pulsed laser beam, comprising:
establishing an initial cutting pattern comprising a plurality of original photodisruption points;
establishing an enhanced cutting pattern comprising a plurality of enhanced photodisruption points selected to decrease potential adverse effects due to patient movement and having increased density over a fixed area as compared with the plurality of original photodisruption points; and
directing the pulsed laser beam to make a generally circular cut with a sine wave shape in a side view around a periphery of a capsule of an eye of a patient according to the enhanced cutting pattern;
wherein each photodisruption point in the initial cutting pattern and the enhanced cutting pattern comprises a laser targeting point, and wherein the generally circular cut made around the periphery of the capsule provides an increased length scanning pattern length relative to a cut made according to the initial cutting pattern.