Historical Dates for Laser Therapy
The use of light therapy began in 1903 when a Nobel Peace Prize was awarded for using ultraviolet (UV) light to cure cutaneous tuberculosis. Later, UV treatment was used to combat the polio virus, pneumonia, and cancer. The advent of antibiotics, however, caused a decline in the use of ultraviolet light.
1981 Soviet scientists introduced intravenous laser blood irradiation as a therapy for cardiovascular disease, using the red light laser (632 nm).
2005 First red laser (635 nm), using Russian technology, was approved in Europe
2007 First green diode was developed
2008 First blue diode was developed
2013 First yellow diode was developed
2016 First ultraviolet diode was developed