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Lasers, Er:YAG, Ophthalmic

Definition : Er:YAG lasers, usually Q-switched, used to cause a photodisruptive effect in the eye (e.g., sclerotomy), forming a plasma and generating immense localized mechanical shock waves (microexplosions) that, when highly focused, can destroy tissue.

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

UMDC code : 18224

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