Accession Number : AD0688626

Title :   THE EFFECTS OF LASER RADIATION ON RECEPTOR FUNCTION IN HUMAN AND PRIMATE EYES,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV HOUSTON GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Sperling,H. G. ; Harwerth,R. S. ; Mabry,J. H. ; Landis,D. J.

Report Date : 15 APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : In a series of experiments, the effects of intense spectral bands having the characteristics of ruby and argon laser light have been measured in rhesus monkey eyes. Results obtained by measuring spectral sensitivity in their presence - or immediately after these exposures - demand a two-stage (receptor stage, neural opponent stage) explanation of spectral sensitivity for the highly light adapted eye. In continuing studies, these measures are being carried over the entire range up to intensities of laser light which will produce gross thermal injury. It is planned to relate changes in visual sensitivity to ultrastructural changes in the retina. Techniques for ultrastructural study of the vertebrate retina are briefly discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EYE, LASERS), (*LASERS, HAZARDS), FLASHBLINDNESS, RETINA, SENSITIVITY, PATHOLOGY, LIGHT, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), INTENSITY, PRIMATES

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE