Accession Number : ADA017160

Title :   Binoculars and the Eye Burn Problem.

Descriptive Note : Aeromedical Review,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Lehmiller,David J.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The increased probability of retinal hazards from use of binoculars is small, particularly with respect to the increased magnitude of the collected light. The effect cannot be entirely discounted, however, for there are situations where use of binoculars would induce retinal damage. Practically speaking, if a light source can be safely viewed with the unaided eye, it is likely that it would be equally safe to observe it through binoculars.

Descriptors :   *Binoculars, *Retina, *Eye, Ophthalmology, Hazards, Burns(Injuries), Light sources, Viewers

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE