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What all is yag laser used for?

What all is yag laser used for?

YAG laser uses: The yag laser is used for eye procedures as noted by dr chang. Depending on wavelength, the yag laser is also used for vascular lesions like spider veins and telangiectasias, as well as tattoo removal, skin tightening, and hair removal. ...Read more

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Dr. Helene Nguyen
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Yag Laser (Definition)

Yag stands for yttrium-aluminum-garnet, the elements which compose the crystal used in this laser. The wavelength of laser disrupts molecular bonds, causing breakage of tissue without burning or heat. This type of laser is useful for some intra-ocular procedures, including iridotomy and capsulotomy, as well as hair removal, as mentioned previously. A modified yag is used ...Read more


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How much does a yag laser procedure cost?

How much does a yag laser procedure cost?

It depends: There are many uses for a nd:yag laser and it depends on the area and goal from hair removal to skin tightening. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: yag laser?

What is the definition or description of: yag laser?

Photodisruptive lase: Yag stands for yttrium-aluminum-garnet, the elements which compose the crystal used in this laser. The wavelength of laser disrupts molecular bonds, causing breakage of tissue without burning or heat. This type of laser is useful for some intra-ocular procedures, including iridotomy and capsulotomy, as well as hair removal, as mentioned previously. A modified yag is used to lower eye pressure. ...Read more

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After effects of yag laser?

Effect of yag laser: It depends if it long pulse or q- switched yag. The q- switched yag is used for tattoo removal and brown spots . It often leaves black and blue , slight graying, or mild to moderate crusting , or slight whitening of the skin. ...Read more

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What is the outcome of yag laser iridotomy?

Hole in the iris: This procedure is done in order to lower the risk of angle closure in patients with anatomically narrow angles. If the iris and the cornea are in close proximity they may touch and by doing so, block the drainage pathway of the eye. The hole made by the yag laser serves to provide a pathway for fluid to move between the front and back of the eye. ...Read more

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Yag laser and and can you get glaucoma from it ?

Yag  laser and and can you get  glaucoma from it ?

Low risk: Yag laser used to help clarify vision following cataract surgery is very common and has low risk. That being said, less than 5% of patients may experience iop elevation that usually is transient. In patients at higher risk (ie. Those with moderately severe glaucoma, inflammatory glaucoma) an iop check 60' post laser is advisable. Treating the eye pre ; post laser with iop reducing meds is helpful. ...Read more

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What is the long term outcome of yag laser iridotomy?

What is the long term outcome of yag laser iridotomy?

Excellent: This is a curative procedure for narrow angle glaucoma and works very well. It is usually done in both eyes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between argon laser and yag laser?

Wavelength of light: Medical lasers work by using electrical energy to excite a "laser medium". The laser medium can be a natural or synthetic substance such as a gas (e.g. Argon), a liquid or a solid (e.g. Yag) . When excited by electricity these substances give off light energy of a unique wavelenth. Some wavelengths of light heat tissue, while others are absorbed by colored molecules such as melanin or hemaglobin. ...Read more

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

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

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What is the long term efficacy and outcome of yag laser iridotomy?

What is the long term efficacy and outcome of yag laser iridotomy?

Great Prognosis: Irdiotomy for narrow angle glaucoma is usually 100% effective in preventing a glaucoma "attack" from angle closure glaucoma. This is true if the iridotomy is created by a laser or other methods. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more