photoablation

photoablation

 [fo″to-ab-la´shun]
volatilization of tissue by ultraviolet rays emitted by a laser.

pho·to·ab·la·tion

(fō'tō-ab-lā'shŭn),
The process of photoablative decomposition of tissue by laser light, for example, in photorefractive keratectomy.

photoablation

/pho·to·abla·tion/ (fo″to-ab-la´shun) volatilization of tissue by ultraviolet radiation emitted by a laser.

photoablation

[fo′to·ah-bla′shun]
volatilization of tissue by ultraviolet rays emitted by a laser.

photoablation

Destruction of cells by the action of light.

pho·to·ab·la·tion

(fō'tō-ă-blā'shŭn)
The process of photoablative decomposition of tissue by laser light (e.g., in photorefractive keratectomy).
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Laser light is best known for its laser tissue interaction: photothermal reactions, photochemical reactions, and photoablation.
Other areas covered include photografting and photoablation of polymeric materials, organic light-emitting diodes, photodegradable polymers, and photoinitiators for free radical polymerization reactions.
The technique is actually a variation of photothermal ablation, also known as photoablation therapy (PAT), a technique in which doctors use light to burn tumors.
Actually laser-initiated resin degradation can occur as the result of either thermal softening or thermal ablation or photoablation.
Furthermore, they can be made cheaply by a combination of screen printing and laser photoablation (international patent WO 91/08474) [5].
Controversial management includes argon laser photoablation.
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By using photoablation, the excimer laser excites the tissues molecules to the point that the they dissociate from one another.
Removing this tissue through a laser technique known as photoablation allows the eye to focus properly.