Abstract

The conversion efficiency for second harmonic generation of light in a rabbit cornea from a pulsed YAG laser has been measured to be 6 × 10−9 for an input power density of 1 MW/cm2. Because of this low efficiency it does not seem likely that second harmonic energy generated in the corena could cause retinal damage. These results do not rule out the possibility that there is a similar effect occurring in the retina.

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