Macular hole caused by a 589-nanometer dye laser operating for 10 nanoseconds

Morton F Goldberg, Rockefeller S L Young, John Read, Jose G. Cunha-Vaz

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Abstract

A dye laser emitting 589 nm light for 10 nsec caused an accidental burn of the center of a human macula. Initially, blood streamed from the choroid through the disintegrated retina into the vitreous. No chorioretinal neovascularization or vascular anastomoses subsequently occurred. Visual acuity had been measured one day prior to the accident and was 6/6 (20/20). Immediately after the burn, it fell to counts fingers at 3 ft. Thereafter, it quickly improved to 6/30 (20/100) and remained at that level during a follow-up interval of one year. Angiography and biomicroscopy showed characteristic findings of a macular hole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-44
Number of pages5
JournalRetina
Volume3
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Dye Lasers
Burn Units
Retinal Perforations
Choroid
Fingers
Visual Acuity
Accidents
Blood Vessels
Retina
Angiography
Light

Keywords

  • Dye laser
  • Macular hole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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Goldberg, M. F., Young, R. S. L., Read, J., & Cunha-Vaz, J. G. (1983). Macular hole caused by a 589-nanometer dye laser operating for 10 nanoseconds. Retina, 3(1), 40-44.

Macular hole caused by a 589-nanometer dye laser operating for 10 nanoseconds. / Goldberg, Morton F; Young, Rockefeller S L; Read, John; Cunha-Vaz, Jose G.

In: Retina, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1983, p. 40-44.

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Goldberg, MF, Young, RSL, Read, J & Cunha-Vaz, JG 1983, 'Macular hole caused by a 589-nanometer dye laser operating for 10 nanoseconds', Retina, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 40-44.
Goldberg, Morton F ; Young, Rockefeller S L ; Read, John ; Cunha-Vaz, Jose G. / Macular hole caused by a 589-nanometer dye laser operating for 10 nanoseconds. In: Retina. 1983 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 40-44.
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