Accession Number : AD0700422

Title :   RESEARCH ON OCULAR LASER THRESHOLDS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Mar 68-15 Jul 69,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

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

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 86

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. (Author)

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

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE