3D Simulation and Experimental Comparison of Temperature Dynamics in Laser Welded CorneaF. Rossi, R. Pini, and L. Menabuoni
 Istituto di Fisica Applicata, CNR, Firenze
 U.O. Oculistica, Prato
3D model analysis of the temperature dynamics during a welding process is presented. Bio-heat equation described laser-tissue interaction in porcine and human eyes, simulating the surgery conditions.
The modeled behavior of the superficial cornea temperature was compared with direct measurements performed by an infrared thermo-camera.
The results indicated a selective, spatially-confined heating effect, at temperatures close to denaturation points of the stromal collagen.