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Prof. Dr. med. Peter Szurman
Email: Peter [dot] Szurman [at] uni-tuebingen [dot] de
Prof. Dr. Thomas
Email: T [dot] bende [at] deos-tuebingen [dot] de
Derendinger Str. 41
The Section Experimental Ophthalmic Surgery is one of the very few interdisciplinary research units in Europe where ophthalmologists, engineers, physicists and software engineers develop concepts for future innovative diagnosis and treatment under the roof of a University Eye Hospital. Historically, its personnel has been involved in the earliest steps of the development of refractive laser surgery since 1989; its continuation is a clinical refractive laser unit, specialized in complex patterns of visual impairment, high ametropia or complicated retreatments.
Own hard- and software developments for excimer lasers â€“ partly in cooperation with leading international laser companies - as well as an own technology platform for advanced high resolution corneal topography allow for individualized custom treatments, often not available elsewhere.
Present research focuses on a simultaneous total eye morphometry system and the first model of a real data based <Individual virtual eye> (Real Ray Tracing), enabling the
planning and calculation of combined refractive laser- and IOL- based procedures; it likewise
provides a basis for the calculation of future true individually optimised IOLs. Other research topics include models, studies and applications of laser tissue interaction in the UV and IR spectral range, on-line feedback concepts for optimising laser treatment parameters and OCT research and imaging.
The divisionÂ´s interdisciplinary approach provides attractive opportunities for young physicists and engineers on their way to graduation, MA or PhD qualifications in the neighbourhood of experimental and clinical medicine.
Jean B, Bende T. Photoablation of gelatin with the free-electron laser between 2.7 and 6.7 microns. J Refract Corneal Surg. 1994 Jul-Aug;10(4):433-8.
Pustovalov VK, Jean B. Melanin granule models for the processes of laser-induced thermal damage in pigmented retinal tissues. I. Modeling of laser-induced heating of melanosomes and selective thermal processes in retinal tissues. Bull Math Biol. 2007 Jan; 69(1): 245-63. Epub 2006 Jul 19.
Jean B, Bende T. Zum Stand der infraroten Photoablation der Hornhaut. Klin Monatsbl Augenheilkd. 1999 Apr;214(4):195-202.
Einighammer J, Oltrup T, Bende T, Jean B. Calculating intraocular lens geometry by real ray tracing. J Refract Surg. 2007; 23(4):393-404.
Jean B, Bende T: Infrared Lasers â€“ Therapeutic Applications: In: Ophthalmic Clinics of North America, 1998 11(2): 243-55.