Accession Number : AD0680915

Title :   CORNEAL INJURY PRODUCED BY CO2 LASER RADIATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Leibowitz,Howard M. ; Peacock,George R.

Report Date : 16 AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The pathological effects upon the eye of exposure to infrared laser radiation, emitted by a CO2 laser, was studied. A total of 142 rabbit eyes was irradiated at varying dose levels and each was observed for a period of two months. Within the limits of the power outputs and exposure times considered, clinically detectable ocular damage was limited to the cornea. Five clinical levels of corneal injury were defined and the dosage of CO2 laser radiation capable of producing each level of injury was determined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CORNEA, WOUNDS AND INJURIES), (*RADIATION EFFECTS, CORNEA), GAS LASERS, INFRARED RADIATION, CARBON DIOXIDE, RABBITS, DOSAGE, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), OPHTHALMOLOGY, PATHOLOGY, TABLES(DATA), BURNS(INJURIES)

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Radiobiology
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE