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December 1970

Retinal Burn Thresholds for the Helium-Neon Laser in the Rhesus Monkey

Author Affiliations

Richmond, Va
From the departments of biophysics and ophthalmology, Health Sciences Division, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(6):797-809. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040799021

Threshold retinal burns are produced in the rhesus monkey by a helium-neon (He-Ne) continuous wave (CW) laser. The lowest power to produce a minimal thermal lesion was 7 milliwatts for an unfocussed raw beam.