Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Corneal neovascularization treated with argon laser.
  1. P M Cherry and
  2. A Garner


    The argon laser set at 50 mum, 100-150 mW, o-2 s occluded corneal blood vessels in pigmented Dutch rabbits provided the corneal responsible for inducing vascularization was inactive. After arterial treatment with the argon laser retrograde flow in untreated veins was demonstrated by fluorescein angiography. Therefore all corneal new vessels should be treated, not just arteries. Minimal iris damage complicated the laser therapy, but this was not thought necessarily to contraindicate the use of the argon laser to treat corneal blood vessels in man. The iris damage was associated with outpouring of aqueous from the ciliary processes, and it took up to a week for the blood-aqueous barrier to return to its normal state.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.