Accession Number : AD0747058

Title :   Investigation of Ocular Hazard from Lasers in Human Subjects.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 69-Dec 71,

Corporate Author : CINCINNATI UNIV OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Rowe,Kenneth ; Rockwell,R. James , Jr

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : Results are presented of experimental studies to determine the threshold level for minimal retinal lesions produced in the human eye by argon laser radiation. A description is given of the equipment used and the method of data recording. Data from patients suffereing from diabetic retinopathy was compared with data from non-diabetic patients. The lesion formation threshold level on one volunteer with a perfectly normal eye was noted. One year following the exposures pigment formation was observed.. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, *RADIATION HAZARDS), (*RETINA, DAMAGE), THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), HUMANS, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), TEST METHODS, TEST EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE