Long-term effect of erbium-YAG laser (2.9 microns) on the primate cornea.


An erbium-YAG (2.9 microns) laser was used in the primate eye to irradiate the anterior surface of the cornea in one group and the midstroma in another group after temporary lamellar keratectomy. The eyes were observed clinically up to a period of eight months, when the animals were sacrificed. The initial opacification of the cornea caused by the erbium… (More)


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