Respirable Particles In The Excimer Laser Plume

Excimer laser surgery for the correction of refractive errors is becoming one of the most widely performed ocular procedures. The surgery involves ablation of the corneal stroma and, in some cases, the corneal epithelium. Concern has increased about the potential health risks faced by excimer laser surgeons while performing photorefractive keratectomy and laser in-situ keratomileusis.