The ophthalmology is such a medical branch where the lasers were introduced almost in the moment of its construction. The early experiences in the field of photocoagulation, the special structure of the eye globe and the ophthalmologist knowledge of radiation and optics created the especially good conditions for practical use of lasers. Now, in many other medical specialisations the laser radiation is used for therapy, but still in the ophthalmology we notice the biggest progress, the widest lasers application and the most advanced scientific works in this field. There are many thousand of working coagulators in the world and about 50 in Poland. If we include also the diagnostic and scientific lasers, statistically almost each ophthalmologic patient knows the laser radiation.
Tadeusz Kecik, Tadeusz Kecik,
"Introduction: Current trends in laser applications to opthalmology", Proc. SPIE 3188, Laser Technology V: Applications in Medicine and Ecology, (23 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.292850; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.292850