Accession Number : AD0654523

Title :   OPHTHALMIC HAZARDS OF MICROWAVE AND LASER ENVIRONMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Annual progress rept. 1 Jun 66-31 May 67,

Corporate Author : ZARET FOUNDATION INC SCARSDALE N Y

Personal Author(s) : Zaret,Milton M.

Report Date : 31 MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The purpose of this investigation is to determine the nature and scope of radiation hazards and to recommend the requisite parameters for health-safety. For both microwave and laser radiation, ophthalmic pathology is the most sensitive indicator of injury. Threshold changes are produced in the lens with microwave radiation and in the retina with laser radiation. As the threshold lesions are not obvious in routine ophthalmic examination, special techniques are under development not only to permit discovery of the earliest occurrence of the injury but also to document the findings. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MICROWAVES, RADIATION INJURIES), (*LASERS, RADIATION INJURIES), (*RADIATION INJURIES, *EYE), INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE, RADIATION HAZARDS, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), RETINA, PATHOLOGY, OPHTHALMOLOGY

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE