Accession Number : ADA111683

Title :   Coherency Effects on Retinal Neural Processes (ERG) of Pseudemys.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical note 1978-1980,

Corporate Author : LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO CA

Personal Author(s) : Zwick,Harry ; Jenkins,D L

PDF Url : ADA111683

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Prolonged exposure to coherent 620 nm light was shown to be more effective than equivalent incoherent exposure in affecting the ERG spectral sensitivity of Pseudemys. Such effects may be mediated in part through lateral connections between long- and short-wavelength cone systems. Elimination of perceptible speckle attenuated coherent effects, suggesting a unique interaction of laser speckle with retinal processes. Explanation of these coherency effects involve disruption of normal neural retinal channels resulting from prolonged continuous laser exposure. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Laser radiobiology, *Laser beams, *Retina, *Photoreceptors, Laser safety, Sensitivity, Spectra, Exposure(Physiology), Nerves

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE