Progress towards safety standards for intense light sources used in medical and aesthetic practice

John O'Hagan, Marina Khazova

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Abstract

An international manufacturing standard and user guidance for medical lasers have been available for some years. Particularly in the aesthetic sector, intense light sources are being used in place of lasers. This is seen as an option with less regulation in some countries. Working Group 4 of the International Electrotechnical Commission Technical Committee 76 has drafted a manufacturing standard: IEC 60601-2-57: Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-57: Particular requirements for the safety and essential performance of non-laser light source equipment intended for therapeutic, diagnostic, monitoring and cosmetic/aesthetic use. The objectives and requirements of this draft standard will be outlined. To support users of intense lights in these sectors, a user's guide has been prepared for discussion: Safety of intense light source equipment - Guidelines for the safe use of intense light source equipment on humans and animals. This parallels IEC TR 60825-8 for medical laser use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe World's Leading Conference on Laser Safety, ILSC 2009 - International Laser Safety Conference
PublisherLaser Institute of America
Pages108-111
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780912035246
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 International Laser Safety Conference, ILSC 2009 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: 23 Mar 200926 Mar 2009

Publication series

NameThe World's Leading Conference on Laser Safety, ILSC 2009 - International Laser Safety Conference

Conference

Conference2009 International Laser Safety Conference, ILSC 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period23/03/0926/03/09

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