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Excimer lasers: a review of their special safety concerns
Author(s): Kenneth L. Barat
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Paper Abstract

The excimer laser while presenting the medical community with a new and potentially exciting tool, particularly in the ophthalmic arena, (an area where laser safety policies have traditionally met with skepticism) also presents unique safety concerns. The object of this presentation is to review those safety concerns and raise user awareness. Some of these safety issues are: Ultra violet exposure, rare gas hazards, x ray exposure, training, high voltage, etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1993
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1892, Medical Lasers and Systems II, (7 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147500
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Kenneth L. Barat, Lawrence Berkeley Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1892:
Medical Lasers and Systems II
David M. Harris; Carl Murray Penney; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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