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Sensor could increase safety of eye surgery

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December 2, 1999
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Precision is crucial during eye surgery - a slight miscalculation could result in partial blindness and damage to the retina. But a new sensor being developed at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory could reduce those risks by alerting surgeons to the location of critical retinal tissues.

Contact: Staci Maloof (509) 372-6313, staci.maloof@pnl.gov


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