Accession Number : AD0741380

Title :   Histopathology of Argon Laser-Induced Retinal Lesions.

Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 3 (Final), 1 Aug 70-31 Jan 71,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Yanoff,Myron

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Information was obtained on the biologic effects of the argon laser on the retina. In addition, the biological retinal effects of other lasers (ruby, gallium arsenide, neodynium and carbon dioxide) were carried out. The pigment epithlium was the most sensitive area of the retina exposed to 'threshold' argon and ruby laser energies. The photoreceptor and outer nuclear layers were the next most sensitive retinal areas exposed to argon radiation. The inner layers of the retina seemed to be relatively unaffected by the argon laser at 'threshold' energies, and all layers except the retinal pigment epithelium were relatively unaffected by the ruby laser at 'threshold' energies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RETINA, *LASERS), (*RADIATION INJURIES, EYE), HISTOLOGY, PATHOLOGY, OPHTHALMOLOGY, SENSITIVITY, RADIATION DOSAGE, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), PHOTORECEPTORS, MONKEYS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE