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June 1972

Ruby Laser Photocoagulation of the Papillomacular Bundle: An Experimental Study

Author Affiliations

Iowa City
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa, Iowa City. Dr. Moore is now in private practice in Reno, Nev.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(6):684-687. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020686014

Grade 1 and grade 2 ruby laser coagulations applied to the papillomacular bundle of the adult rhesus monkey eye and followed serially to six weeks revealed scarring limited to the pigment epithelium outer segments and occasionally outer nuclear layers of the retina. Laser coagulation in this area occasionally may be required in clinical situations. Based upon these experimental results, such a clinical use of ruby laser coagulation seems feasible and deserves further clinical investigation.

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