Theoretical Modeling of Ocular Tissue Damage by Short Pulse Laser
Annual technical rept. 15 Apr 1993-14 Apr 1994
TEXAS UNIV MEDICAL SCHOOL AT HOUSTON
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The effects of short pulsed lasers in ocular tissues involve both thermal and mechanical damage. In the past year of study we have examined the literature values for the threshold radiant exposure causing minimal visible lesion. In particular, the threshold exposures for short pulses in the sub-100-ps regime were examined. Two possible mechanisms of mechanical damage in the retina were considered 1 melanosomal disruption, and 2 shock front development.
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