Accession Number : ADA195735

Title :   Functional Assessment of Laser Irradiation.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Mar 84-Feb 85,

Corporate Author : OHIO WESLEYAN UNIV DELAWARE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Robbins, David O

PDF Url : ADA195735

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : Exposure of the retina to intense spots of coherent light produces immediate changes in the ability of the animal to perform a visual discrimination task. Relatively large shifts in visual acuity occur during laser irradiation and recovery is somewhat rapid following termination of relatively low-energy, long duration exposures. With more intense energies, recovery is slower and permanent shifts in postexposure spectral sensitivity often accompany these types of exposure conditions. Keywords: Laser safety; Argon lasers; Rhesus monkey; Spectral sensitivity; Laser damage; Laser radiobiology. (aw)

Descriptors :   *LASER RADIOBIOLOGY, *LASER DAMAGE, ANIMALS, ARGON LASERS, COHERENT OPTICAL RADIATION, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, DISCRIMINATION, ENERGY, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), INTENSITY, IRRADIATION, LASER BEAMS, LASER SAFETY, RETINA, RHESUS MONKEYS, SENSITIVITY, SHIFTING, SPECTRA, VISION, VISUAL ACUITY

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE