Effect of volatile compounds on excimer laser power delivery.

  title={Effect of volatile compounds on excimer laser power delivery.},
  author={Stewart D Van Horn and John A. Hovanesian and Robert K Maloney},
  journal={Journal of refractive surgery},
  volume={18 5},
PURPOSE To determine whether vapors from perfume, hairspray, oil-based paint, or water-based paint affect excimer laser beam power delivery at the corneal surface. METHODS We measured the power delivery of an Apex Plus laser before, during, and after exposure to vapors from the following volatile compounds: three types of perfume, hair spray, an oil-based paint, and a water-based paint. A digital calorimeter was used to measure the steady-state beam power of the laser during laser discharge… CONTINUE READING