- exci- + -mer (Wiktionary)
- exc(ited) + (d)imer. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The experimental procedure, called photo-refractive keratectomy (PRK) and performed only by ophthalmologists, uses a new "excimer" laser to treat moderate degrees of nearsightedness (myopia).”
“For mild cases of psoriasis, excimer and pulsed dye laser treatments are used when topical applications cease to be effective.”
“Striae albae the white, shiny scars, can be repigmented with an excimer laser, which emits UVB light that stimulates melanocytes to make more melanin in that area.”
“The excimer laser "is very effective for localized plaques and is particularly useful for palms and soles," where topical treatments aren't practical, says Mark Lebwohl, head of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and chairman of the medical board of the National Psoriasis Foundation.”
“However, John Koo, vice chairman of the department of dermatology at the University of California in San Francisco, says that the excimer won't work any faster than the light chamber if doctors use it in a "wimpy" way.”
“The excimer laser, best known for its use in eye surgery, is now being used to treat psoriasis.”
“So far the excimer laser is used primarily for small patches because treating large areas would take a half hour or more, making the visit economically impractical for the doctor.”
“The excimer can result in burns and blisters similar to sunburn.”
“Unlike lasers used in other types of eye surgery, which destroy tissue with heat, the excimer vaporizes microscopically thin sections of the cornea by breaking the chemical bonds between molecules -- without harming adjacent tissue.”
“Controlled by computer, the excimer laser used in PRK emits short, high-energy pulses of cool ultraviolet radiation.”
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