Retina: pathology of neodymium and ruby laser burns.


Journal Article

Chorioretinal lesions hiave been prodluced in monkeys during experitments with ruby and neodlymium lasers. Most of the energy from the ruby laser (wavelength 6943 angstroms) is absorbed by the pigment epithelium, where the greatest damage appears. With the neodymium laser (10,600 angstroms) the neural portions of the retina absorb more of damage than the pigment epithelium and adjacent tissues.

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Cited Authors

  • Wolbarsht, ML; Fligsten, KE; Hayes, JR

Published Date

  • December 1, 1965

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 150 / 3702

Start / End Page

  • 1453 - 1454

PubMed ID

  • 4955019

Pubmed Central ID

  • 4955019

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.150.3702.1453


  • eng