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July 1972

Green Laser Photocoagulator Using Fiber Optics

Author Affiliations

Palo Alto, Calif; Davis, Calif; New York
From the Optics Technology, Inc., Palo Alto, Calif (Drs. Kapany and Unterleitner), the University of California, Davis, Calif (Dr. Peabody), and the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York (Dr. L'Esperance).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(1):80-84. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030082017

An argon laser ophthalmic photocoagulator using a fiber optic delivery system has been developed. This system consists of five essential components; namely, a compact argon ion laser, a newly developed high-light transmitting flexible fiber optics cable, a hand-held direct ophthalmoscope delivery system, an attachment for a conventional slit-lamp viewing system, and an attachment for a conventional indirect ophthalmoscope. The argon laser photocoagulator described has the advantage of being light weight, with a high degree of flexibility that makes it readily adaptable for use with these various observation systems.