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Lenticular burns following argon panretinal photocoagulation.
  1. S. M. Bloom,
  2. C. F. Mahl and
  3. S. B. Schiller
  1. Louisville Retina Associates, Kentucky 40202.


    Photocoagulation burns of the crystalline lens are a rare complication of posterior segment laser surgery. These burns occur more commonly in eyes with cataracts and with small, high-power, long-duration argon blue-green burns. We describe the first occurrence of lenticular burns caused by a fractured laser fibre optic cord.

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