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Comparison of 980-nm and 1070-nm in endovenous laser treatment (EVLT)
Author(s): Nermin Topaloglu; Ozgur Tabakoglu; Mehmet U. Ergenoglu; Murat Gülsoy
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Paper Abstract

The use of endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins has been increasing in recent years. It is a safer technique than surgical vein stripping. Its complications (e.g. bruising, pain) are less than the complications of surgical vein stripping. But best parameters such as optimum wavelength, power, and application duration are still under investigation to clarify uncertainties about this technique. To prevent its complications and improve its clinical outcomes, the exact mechanism of it has to be known. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of different laser wavelengths on endovenous laser therapy. In this study 980-nm diode laser and 1070-nm fiber laser were used. Human veins were irradiated with 980-nm and 1070-nm lasers at 8 W and 10 W to find the optimal power and wavelength. After laser application, remarkable shrinkage was observed. Inner and outer diameters of the veins also narrowed for both of the laser types. 10 W of 980-nm laser application led to better shrinkage results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7373, Therapeutic Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions IV, 73731S (17 July 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.831906
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Nermin Topaloglu, Bogaziçi Üniv. (Turkey)
Ozgur Tabakoglu, Bogaziçi Üniv. (Turkey)
Mehmet U. Ergenoglu, Yeditepe Univ. Hospital (Turkey)
Murat Gülsoy, Bogaziçi Üniv. (Turkey)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7373:
Therapeutic Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions IV
Ronald Sroka; Lothar D. Lilge, Editor(s)

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