Lasers in Medical Science

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 139–142 | Cite as

Nd-YAG laser therapy for the anterior segment of the eye

  • J. Jagger
  • B. J. Dhillon


Since the introduction of microsurgery by the neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd-YAG) laser many conventional surgical procedures for the anterior segment of the eye have been superseded. We discuss the current indications, contraindications, techniques and complications encountered in pulsed Nd-YAG laser surgery of the anterior segment.

Key words

Capsulotomy Iridotomy Photodisruption Eye anterior segment Neodymium-YAG laser 


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© Bailliére Tindall 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Jagger
    • 1
  • B. J. Dhillon
    • 1
  1. 1.Moorfields Eye HospitalLondonUK

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