1 March 1992 Laser-tissue interaction
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Proceedings Volume 1524, Bioptics: Optics in Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences; (1992) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.57710
Event: Bioptics: Optics in Biomedicine and Environmental Studies, 1991, Porto, Portugal
Laser based techniques are in continuous development in medical research, diagnostics, and therapeutics. For example, in ophthalmology these techniques are ranging from a well established technique such as photocoagulation of retinal vessels with blue light from continuous emitting argon ion lasers, to the more recently developed technique with pulsed infrared emission from neodymium-yttrium-aluminum-garnet lasers for posterior capsulectomy and to the more experimental modalities such as photorefractive keratectomy utilizing excimer lasers with ultraviolet emission. This paper will give a brief discussion of the basic principles of light propagation in tissue together with a presentation of the basic interaction mechanisms between laser emission and living tissues.
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Lars Othar Svaasand, "Laser-tissue interaction", Proc. SPIE 1524, Bioptics: Optics in Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.57710; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.57710

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