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The Status Of The Use Of Lasers In The Medical And Biological Fields
Author(s): Arthur Vassiliadis
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Paper Abstract

Soon after the development of the laser in 1960, a number of medical applications of the new device were. undertaken. Thus, by 1963 there were important steps taken in photocoagulation of the eye, in cellular studies, in surgery, and in cancer research. It is apparent that the medical profession is quick to incorporate new developments in its forefront research, particularly in difficult problem areas. Although, the introduction of the laser in medical and biological applications were made widely and with great enthusiasm, the results have been rather disappointing in some areas. At present, there still is only one major clinical application of the laser in medicine, i.e., in ocular photocoagulation, however, there are numerous exciting areas that are being currently investigated and unquestionably, the laser is proving to be an exceptional tool in many areas of research.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 1977
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0092, Practical Applications of Low Power Lasers, (18 January 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955101
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Arthur Vassiliadis, Palo Alto Retinal Research Foundation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0092:
Practical Applications of Low Power Lasers
Jay S. Chivian; Dayton D. Eden, Editor(s)

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