Accession Number : AD0700422

Title :   RESEARCH ON OCULAR LASER THRESHOLDS

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Mar 1968-15 Jul 1969

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Vassiliadis, Arthur ; Rosan, Robert C ; Zweng, H Cristian

PDF Url : AD0700422

Report Date : Aug 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : Results of experimental investigations of threshold levels for small retinal lesions are presented. Data for rhesus monkeys include thresholds for a Q-switched neodymium laser, both in the macula and in the paramacular area. In addition, extensive data are presented for argon, helium-neon, and neodymium-YAG laser damage threshold. Exposures of human volunteers to various lasers are reported. The lasers used were Q-switched neodymium and ruby lasers, a long- pulse ruby laser, and an argon laser. A report on the histopathology of retinal injury in rhesus monkeys due to Q-switched neodymium and argon lasers is included.

Descriptors :   *EYE, *LASERS, *RETINA, BURNS(INJURIES), EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), GAS LASERS, HAZARDS, HISTOLOGY, MONKEYS, OPHTHALMOLOGY, PATHOLOGY, TABLES(DATA), THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), VISION

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE