Laser Safety in the Use of Laser Systems

  • E. Righi
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 22)


This Course has confirmed the great possibilities which laser systems offer to medicine, including some very interesting aspects of oncological therapy. Nevertheless laser light should be considered as a possible cause of injury when used incorrectly. Lasers are used for a great number of purposes, i.e. in medicine, research, telecommunications, industry and in show business, hence the time has come to single out all the relative risks entailed by the use of lasers and define a set of protectionistic measures. Laser safety has been dealt with in a competent and interesting way by Sliney in his lectures; moreover, a great deal of documentation of fundamental importance[l,2] is available to all those who operate in the field of laser safety as well as in the field of photoradioprotection.


Laser System Laser Light Laser Therapy Saturable Absorber Pupillary Diameter 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Righi
    • 1
  1. 1.INFNFrascatiItaly

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