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Does Nd:YAG laser beam damage to artificial intraocular lenses cause depolymerization of PMMA?
Author(s): Joanna Ciszewska; Tadeusz Kecik; Elzbieta Legec; Miroslaw Zydecki; Iwona Switka-Wieclawska
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Paper Abstract

The polymethylmetacrylate (PMMA) widely used in intraocular lenses production is a polymer of methylmetacrylate. The mechanical damage of safe PMMA including laser energy leads to release of toxic monomer MMA to surrounding environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3188, Laser Technology V: Applications in Medicine and Ecology, (23 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.292835
Show Author Affiliations
Joanna Ciszewska, Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Tadeusz Kecik, Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Elzbieta Legec, Warsaw Technic School (Poland)
Miroslaw Zydecki, Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Iwona Switka-Wieclawska, Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3188:
Laser Technology V: Applications in Medicine and Ecology
Wieslaw Wolinski; Alfreda Graczyk, Editor(s)

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