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June 1972

Xenon Photocoagulation of the Papillomacular Bundle: A n Experimental Study

Author Affiliations

Iowa City
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa, Iowa City. Dr. Townes is now with the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Louisville (Ky).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(6):679-683. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020681013

Minimal clinically visible photocoagulation burns were placed in the papillomacular bundle in monkeys. Histopathologic study performed on the treated eyes at predetermined posttreatment intervals from one day to three months revealed the nerve fiber layer to be intact in all cases.