Accession Number : AD0264393

Title :   PHOTOCOAGULATION PRODUCED BY A COHERENT LIGHT SOURCE

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV N Y SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : ZARET,MILTON M. ; BREININ,GOODWIN M.

Report Date : DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Abiotic effects of a pulsed beam of light produced by a LASER (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) device were investigated. Lasers or optical masers emit radiofrequency electro-magnetic energy having microwave characteristics. The retina and iris of rabbits were exposed to single pulses and exhibited instantaneous thermal lesions after each exposure to the coherent light source. Potential hazards are considered in this preliminary report. (Author)

Descriptors :   *EYE PIGMENTS, *LIGHT, *MASERS, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, EYE, HAZARDS, LASERS, PATHOLOGY, WOUNDS AND INJURIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE