Accession Number : AD0750394

Title :   Spectral Deficits in Visual Acuity Due to Laser Irradiation,

Corporate Author : FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Zwick,Harry ; Bedell,R. Bruce ; Bloom,Kenneth

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The increased use of lasers and laser devices has made it essential to determine the potential kinds of visual deficits associated with accidental laser exposure. Maximal visual acuity and normal color vision are closely associated with foveal receptor function. When the fovea is destroyed by laser irradiation, severe and permanent losses in visual acuity ensue. The purpose of the study was the determination of permanent photopic or color deficits in animal subjects following foveal injury produced by ruby laser irradiation.

Descriptors :   (*VISUAL ACUITY, RADIATION EFFECTS), (*LASERS, *RADIATION EFFECTS), VISION, RADIATION HAZARDS, COLOR VISION, OPHTHALMOLOGY

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE