Low-energy laser effects on the eye

Michael Belkin*

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Laser irradiation at subthreshold energies has various effects on the eye and other body systems. These bioeffects are manifested mostly in the morphology of the retina but also on other ocular tissue. This review will summarize these effects as well as some reports claiming that low energy laser irradiation has a beneficial effect on many eye diseases including keratitis, glaucoma and macular degeneration. The flaws in some of these reports will be delineated and proposal for future research will be made.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherPubl by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0819411108
StatePublished - 1993
EventLow-Energy Laser Effects on Biological Systems - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: 19 Jan 199320 Jan 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceLow-Energy Laser Effects on Biological Systems
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA


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