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May 1970

Laser-Induced Cataract: Clinical Observations

Author Affiliations

USA; Fort Knox, Ky
From the Biophysics Division, US Army Medical Research Laboratory, Fort Knox, Ky. Dr. Leibowitz is now with the Department of Ophthalmology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;83(5):608-612. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990030608016

Ocular exposure to high levels of unfocused, pulsed, ruby laser radiation results in cataract formation when pupillary miosis is induced prior to irradiation. The clinical course and characteristics of these lens opacities, and of the accompanying ophthalmic sequelae, are described.

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