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What's the difference between a yag laser & an argon laser?

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Dr. Otto Placik answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

The difference is the wavelength of the amplified ligh. The wavelength will have a direct impact on its effects and target tissues.

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Dr. Marc Polecritti answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Argon lasers use argon gas to produce the laser beam, yag lasers use a garnet crystal. Both are commonly used in eye surgery.

Answered Apr 27, 2012

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