Safety of medical excimer lasers with an emphasis on compressed gasses

David H. Sliney, Terry Claphan

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Excimer lasers are now being used in surgical applications in the clinical environment. The laser safety measures developed for excimer laser use in the industrial and research setting may not be sufficient for use in the intense, time-urgent environment of the operating room. It is shown that the only major safety concern relates to handing of the compressed halogen gasses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsCarmen A. Puliafito
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of Ophthalmic Technologies - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 21 1991Jan 22 1991


OtherProceedings of Ophthalmic Technologies
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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