Date of Award
Master of Science in Vision Science
Introduction: The use of lasers in Optometry is here and expanding. The Nd:YAG laser and its use for iridotomies and capsulotomies is described. The use of a pig eye model for teaching the use of lasers was also proposed. Methods: An inexpensive and simple technique for constructing a Nd:YAG laser teaching aid using pig eyes is described. The eyes were tested and evaluated to determine practicality and effectiveness as a substitute for human eyes. Results: The teaching aids were very effective at demonstrating the Yag laser. The surrounding solutions remained clear and the irides held up well to continual laser blasts. Discussion: This study showed that a pig eye model is effective at teaching the use of lasers and only minor alterations are needed in the current design to increase longevity and effectivity.
Cin, Brian D., "An educational aid for the Nd:YAG laser using pig eyes" (1996). College of Optometry. 1169.