Laser surgical method

Patent Number: US5267856 A, issued on 1993/12/07
Applied on 1991/09/20, US 07/763,350
Inventor(s): Myron L. Wolbarsht, Edward D. Gomes
Assignee: Premier Laser Systems, Inc.

Abstract: A method of ablating or cutting a selected area of a material with a laser, wherein a substance such as water that absorbs the laser radiation is applied to the area in an amount to allow the substance to be absorbed into pores, cracks and other holes in the substance but without pooling on the surface of the material. Application of the substance is done immediately before or during each laser pulse.