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What Ever Happened to Medical Surveillance?

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Did you know there was a time when eye exams were suggested every three years for users of Class 3B or Class 4 lasers? The rules around so-called medical surveillance began to change in 2007, when the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) laser standards ceased to require baseline eye examinations for users of these laser classes. What happened to cause this change? To answer, let us first trace the role and purpose of the baseline eye exam. As lasers became an increasingly widespread tool in research and industry, several questions arose about visual safety in the...Read full article

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