Historical Introduction

  • Victor A. Fasano


The concept and mathematical principles underlying the Laser were set forth by Einstein in 19173.


Retinal Detachment Acridine Orange Argon Laser Laser Surgery Carbon Dioxide Laser 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor A. Fasano
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  1. 1.Institute of NeurosurgeryUniversity of TurinItaly

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