Accession Number : AD0770404

Title :   CW Neodymium Ocular Damage Threshold Study. Interim Report on 1-Second Exposure Duration.

Descriptive Note : Technical research memo.,

Corporate Author : FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Lund,David J. ; Carver,Charles T. ; Zwicker,William E.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A continuous-wave neodymium laser, operating at 1.06 micron has been incorporated into an animal exposure facility to enable the determination of the threshold for damage to ocular tissue at this wavelength for a range of exposure durations. Using Rhesus monkeys, the damage threshold has been determined for 1-second exposure duration and minimal retinal spot size. Damage was produced at exposure levels above 42 millijoules total intraocular energy (TIE). The ED50 level was 56.4 millijoules TIE. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Neodymium lasers, *Eye, *Radiation injuries, *Thresholds(Physiology), Radiation dosage, Retina, Radiobiology, Monkeys, Experimental data

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE