This timely volume, Medical Lasers and Their Safe Use, is designed for physicians as well as other members of a medical facility using lasers for surgical, therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The authors show the potential health and safety hazards associated with using medical laser systems and the precautions needed for using them safely. The text is organized to provide first an overview of laser hazards, laser surgical applications and laser biological effects. Then general safety control measures and safety standards are presented. These general guidelines will allow the safe use of new laser systems even as they evolve. Lastly, the authors provide specific safety guidelines and precautions for specialized laser applications in the different health care specialties, which include ophthalmology, dermatology, general surgery, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, and gynecology. This book is a must for physicians in all specialties as the ever-growing use of laser technology dictates the need for laser safety in the doctor's office, hospital and clinic.Sliney, David H. is the author of 'Medical Lasers and Their Safe Use - David H. Sliney - Hardcover' with ISBN 9780387978567 and ISBN 0387978569.