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International Ophthalmology

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 55–61 | Cite as

A contact Nd: YAG laser to resect large ciliary body and choroidal tumors

  • Gholam A. Peyman
  • Abdulrahman Alghadyan
  • James H. Peace
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Abstract

We used a contact Nd: YAG laser fit with a 0.2-mm diameter sapphire tip to excise a large (5 1/2 clock hour) iris ciliary body-choroidal tumor and a large (15×8×3 mm) choroidal tumor. The cutting and coagulation action of the laser helped to minimize intraoperative and postoperative hemorrhage.

Key words

iris-ciliary body-choroidal tumor contact Nd: YAG laser sapphire probe 

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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr. W. Junk Publishers 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gholam A. Peyman
    • 1
  • Abdulrahman Alghadyan
    • 1
  • James H. Peace
    • 1
  1. 1.LSU Eye CenterLouisiana State University Medical Center, School of MedicineNew orleansUSA

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