Safety Procedures for Nd:YAG Laser Surgery
Understanding the specifics of laser safety is absolutely essential to the medical community. In the past there has been uncertainty over the regulations that apply in laser surgery. This can create unnecessary concerns, particularly at the time the first laser is acquired. Therefore, it is the goal of this chapter to provide a review of the various hazards associated with the surgical use of lasers and an understanding of the applicable standards, with suggestions for several specific safety procedures that can be applied when using the Nd:YAG laser in a surgical setting.
KeywordsDiffuse Reflection Personal Protective Equipment Beam Path Surgical Laser Extended Source
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