RPE damage thresholds and mechanisms for laser exposure in the microsecond-to-millisecond time regimen.

@article{Schuele2005RPEDT,
  title={RPE damage thresholds and mechanisms for laser exposure in the microsecond-to-millisecond time regimen.},
  author={Georg Schuele and Marco Rumohr and Gereon Huettmann and Ralf Brinkmann},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={2005},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={714-9}
}
PURPOSE The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells with their strongly absorbant melanosomes form the highest light-absorbing layer of the retina. It is well known that laser-induced retinal damage is caused by thermal denaturation at pulse durations longer than milliseconds and by microbubble formation around the melanosomes at pulses shorter than microseconds. The purpose of this work was to determine the pulse width when both effects merge. Therefore, the RPE damage threshold and mechanism… CONTINUE READING

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