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Low-energy laser effects on the visual system
Author(s): Michael Belkin M.D.; Michal Schwartz
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Paper Abstract

Low-energy laser irradiation at subthreshold energies has various effects on the eye and other body systems. The known bioeffects in the visual system are manifested mostly in retinal and other ocular tissues morphology. The only ophthalmic low energy laser irradiation effect which has been adequately and thoroughly studied and analyzed is its degeneration postponing activity on the crushed rodent optic nerve. This bioeffect, which demonstrates typical dose-response relationship is of temporary nature. There are many descriptions of low energy laser irradiation curing various eye diseases. None of these claims is scientifically and medically substantiated and all low energy laser therapies must be considered experimental at best.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1994
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2126, Ophthalmic Technologies IV, (23 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178543
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Belkin M.D., Goldschleger Eye Research Institute/Tel Aviv Univ. School of Medicine (Israel)
Michal Schwartz, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2126:
Ophthalmic Technologies IV
Jean-Marie A. Parel; Qiushi Ren, Editor(s)

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