• Green laser photocoagulator for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy developed at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology

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      Green laser photocoagulator; diabetic retinopathy.

    • Abstract

       

      An all-solid-state green laser photocoagulator at 532 nm with output power varying from 100 mW to 1 W in a step of 10 mW and exposure time varying from 50 ms to 1000 ms in a step of 10 ms is developed for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy. The output power stability is better than $\pm 1.5%$ with a nearly diffraction-limited beam quality. The system includes various safety and operational features like internal power monitoring system, safety interlock, emergency switch-off, graphical LCD display with table-top touch mode portable control panel, smart delivery device selection, aiming laser beam with controllable intensity, foot switch, patient records, service mode etc. The system has successfully passed the clinical trials and is being used on patients.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      S M Oak1

      1. Solid State Laser Division, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore 452 013, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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