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June 1975

Scleral Bursting StrengthResults After Treatment With Ruby Laser, Cryotherapy, or Diathermy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Sinai Hospital of Detroit.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(6):428. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020442009

A study has been performed testing the relative bursting strength of sclera in rabbits treated with diathermy, cryotherapy, or ruby laser energy. Neither the cryotherapy nor laser appeared to weaken the strength of sclera, whereas the diathermy appeared to cause an appreciable loss of scleral bursting strength.