Accession Number : AD0634027

Title :   RESEARCH FOR OCULAR EFFECTS OF THERMAL RADIATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TECHNOLOGY INC SAN ANTONIO TEX*

Personal Author(s) : Alexander ,Thomas A. ; Bessey ,Roger L. ; Lawler,Early R. , Jr

Report Date : DEC 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : To study minimal retinal burns in test rabbits, Technology Incorporated designed and fabricated a solid-state circuit to pulse a xenon light source up to 5000 amperes for one millisecond. Procedures to irradiate the rabbits and to calibrate the light source are described. Data for 1.05-millimeter-diameter minimal retinal burns were obtained. For one rabbit, this data was plotted and a theoretical equation was fitted to the curve. This data and theoretical equation can now be used for the prediction of minimal retinal burns. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIATION INJURIES, EYE), (*RETINA, BURNS(INJURIES)), XENON LAMPS, SOURCES, FLASH LAMPS, RADIATION EFFECTS, EQUATIONS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, THERMAL RADIATION, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), OPHTHALMOLOGY, TEST EQUIPMENT, RABBITS

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE