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Laser therapy in ocular tumors
Author(s): Benone D. Carstocea; Otilia L. Gafencu; Silvia Apostol; Marcel A. Ionita; A. Moroseanu; Traian Dascalu; Voicu Lupei; V. Ionita-Manzatu
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Paper Abstract

The medical laser equipments made at NILPRP have been exploited intensively for more than 10 years at CMH. The availability and reliability of the first like-on equipment have increased, following improvements in optical delivery system and cooling circuit. This paper shows the impact of technical advances on the development of ophthalmologic laser therapy. Intraocular tumors pose special problems of diagnosis and treatment. Diagnostic methods include addition to systemic and ophthalmologic examinations, ancillary examinations, such as transillumination, fluorescence angiography, ultrasonography, radioactive phosphorus uptake tests, radiology, computerized tomography and fine-needle aspiration biopsy with cytological analyses. The enucleation of the involved eye used to be a generally accepted management of malignant tumors. Improved therapeutic methods such as photocoagulation and better surgical techniques now provide a variety of therapeutic alternatives. This study covers 31 cases of intraocular tumors that were managed either by Argon Laser photocoagulation and/or by Nd:YAG laser surgical treatment. Four cases were intraocular metastasse and 17 cases were primitive intraocular tumors. Argon laser therapy proved to be totally ineffective for intraocular metastasse but very adequate therapy for primitive tumors. Tumor extirpations (choroidal, cillary body or iris tumors) using Nd:YAG laser lancet proved to be more suitable than classic surgery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3405, ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics, (2 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312651
Show Author Affiliations
Benone D. Carstocea, Central Military Hospital (Romania)
Otilia L. Gafencu, Central Military Hospital (Romania)
Silvia Apostol, Central Military Hospital (Romania)
Marcel A. Ionita, Central Military Hospital (Romania)
A. Moroseanu, National Institute for Laser, Plasma, and Radiation Physics (Romania)
Traian Dascalu, National Institute for Laser, Plasma, and Radiation Physics (Mexico)
Voicu Lupei, National Institute for Laser, Plasma, and Radiation Physics (Romania)
V. Ionita-Manzatu, Biotechnos SA (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3405:
ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics
Valentin I. Vlad; Dan C. Dumitras, Editor(s)

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