Xenon arch photocoagulator used for transpupillary hyperthermia

Doc Ophthalmol. 1991;78(3-4):183-7. doi: 10.1007/BF00165679.


The technique of near-infrared irradiation to obtain tumour necrosis in experimental pigmented melanomas is described. The xenon arch photocoagulator was modified and adapted for hyperthermia treatment. The adaptations included: filtering the light and changing the electronics, the aiming beam and the diameter of the beam.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anterior Chamber
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Cricetinae
  • Eye Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Eye Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Hyperthermia, Induced* / methods
  • Light Coagulation*
  • Melanoma, Experimental / radiotherapy
  • Melanoma, Experimental / therapy*
  • Rabbits
  • Skin Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Skin Neoplasms / therapy