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  • contact laser surgery Laser surgery by means of a low-power laser system using a synthetic sapphire scalpel that transmits the laser light while in direct contact with the tissue.
  • eye-safe laser operation Wavelengths between 400 and 1400 nm (VIS to NIR) are focused onto the retina by the cornea. Because the retina is sensitive to light, these wavelengths can be damaging even at low energies. It is the energy of the laser, in addition to the...
  • laser ablation The removal of material from a surface by high intensity pulsed or CW laser radiation emission.
  • laser photocoagulator Optical source intended to reduce bleeding as well as to abet wound or vessel healing through cauterization, used in eye treatment procedures such as for macular degeneration.
  • laserblade scalpel A contact tip made of artificial sapphire (AlO2) that allows surgeons to use laser power to cut and coagulate tissue simultaneously.
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