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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - 1983|
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