Accession Number : AD0624662

Title :   THE RESPONSE OF A SIMULATED DETACHED RETINA TO VARIOUS DYNAMIC FORCES.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Silvis,John W.

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The experiments suggest that the application of rotational vibrations and/or the application of approximately a 2G force field could greatly enhance the natural settling of a detached retina in the clinical case and give a firm reattachment around the tear, eliminating the need for surgical intervention. The model studies to date substantiate the feasibility of a migratory reattachment under rotational vibration and/or centrifugal forces and justify proceeding with the next phase of the research project--that of completing the model centrifugal tests and then studying the response of detached retinas in animals by rotational vibrations and/or centrifugal forces including the effectiveness of various osmolar agents on migratory settling. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RETINA, VIBRATION), (*HEALING, RETINA), EYE, ANATOMICAL MODELS, ROTATION, ACCELERATION, SIMULATION, DYNAMICS, CENTRIFUGES, TEST EQUIPMENT, OPHTHALMOLOGY

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE