Laser photodisruptors. Damage mechanisms, instrument design and safety

M. A. Mainster, D. H. Sliney, C. D. Belcher, S. M. Buzney

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Abstract

Short-pulse neodymium:YAG clinical laser systems permit noninvasive incision of transparent intraocular structures. Selection and safe use of these photodisruptors, however, require a limited understanding of certain basic physical principles. These principles are reviewed and applied in a series of optical experiments designed to study the performance and safety of clinical, short-pulse laser systems. The results of these experiments are presented, in addition to an analysis of current and proposed photodisruptors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)973-991
Number of pages19
JournalOphthalmology
Volume90
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Mainster, M. A., Sliney, D. H., Belcher, C. D., & Buzney, S. M. (1983). Laser photodisruptors. Damage mechanisms, instrument design and safety. Ophthalmology, 90(8), 973-991.

Laser photodisruptors. Damage mechanisms, instrument design and safety. / Mainster, M. A.; Sliney, D. H.; Belcher, C. D.; Buzney, S. M.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 90, No. 8, 1983, p. 973-991.

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Mainster, MA, Sliney, DH, Belcher, CD & Buzney, SM 1983, 'Laser photodisruptors. Damage mechanisms, instrument design and safety', Ophthalmology, vol. 90, no. 8, pp. 973-991.
Mainster MA, Sliney DH, Belcher CD, Buzney SM. Laser photodisruptors. Damage mechanisms, instrument design and safety. Ophthalmology. 1983;90(8):973-991.
Mainster, M. A. ; Sliney, D. H. ; Belcher, C. D. ; Buzney, S. M. / Laser photodisruptors. Damage mechanisms, instrument design and safety. In: Ophthalmology. 1983 ; Vol. 90, No. 8. pp. 973-991.
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