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Lasers, Nd:YAG, Ophthalmic

Definition : Neodymium-doped yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) lasers, usually Q-switched, used to cause a photodisruptive effect in the eye (e.g., posterior capsulotomy), forming a plasma and generating immense localized mechanical shock waves (microexplosions) that, when highly focused, can destroy tissue. These lasers have built-in slit-lamp biomicroscopes or are coupled to a slit-lamp or indirect ophthalmoscope by fixed mirrors.

Entry Terms : "Photodisruptive Lasers" , "Ophthalmic Lasers"

UMDC code : 16947

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