Laser technology is beginning to make many surgical procedures less painful for the patient and his pocketbook. But more important are prospects for treating conditions that cannot be dealt with effectively by other means.
The principal attraction for surgeons is the laser's exquisite precision. In fact there's a whole range of precisions available: spatial, temporal, power, and wavelength, not to mention precision of delivery through fiber-optic endoscopes.
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Publish Date: 01 September 1983
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