Lasers, a tool for soft cochleostomies

Andrew J. Fishman, Laura E. Moreno, Arnold Rivera, Claus Peter Richter*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Advancements in implantable auditory prostheses now demand preservation of residual auditory function following the surgery. Atraumatic cochleostomy formation is essential to this goal. Clinically reported hearing outcomes in human implantation are still quite variable in this regard. The objective of the manuscript is to report on clinical indications and supportive laboratory evidence that the handheld CO2 laser fiber (BeamPath® OTO-S, OmniGuide® Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA) is an effective tool for creating a soft cochleostomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VI
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventPhotonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VI - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 23 2010Jan 25 2010

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


OtherPhotonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • cochlear implant
  • deafness
  • laser
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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