Accession Number : AD0770561

Title :   Retinal Burn Thresholds for Exposure to a Frequency-Doubled Neodymium Laser.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 4 Apr-5 Jun 73,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Gibbons,William D.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The eyes of rhesus monkeys were exposed to the radiation from a frequency-doubled neodymium laser. Retinal damage was assessed with a fundus camera at one hour and 24 hours after exposure. The threshold for a 50% probability of damage (ED50) was determined from the data. The threshold for a single 15-nsec pulse using the one-hour lesion appearance criterion was determined to be 3.02 microjoules per pulse at the cornea. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Retina, *Radiation injuries, *Neodymium lasers, *Laser hazards, Lasers, Eye, Burns(Injuries), Thresholds(Physiology), Monkeys, Experimental data

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE