Accession Number : ADA954384

Title :   Study of Ocular Effects of Chronic Exposure to Lasar Radiation.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Apr 69-31 MAR 70,

Corporate Author : LOUISVILLE UNIV KY DEPT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Lawwill,T. ; Sharp,F. ; Cox,W.

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Development of a model has been initiated to compare retinal damage caused by chronic exposure to continuous wave laser radiation and that caused by conventional illumination. The purpose of the comparison is to establish saftery standard for continuous wave lasers. The experiemntal animal used so far has seen the rabbit. It has been discovered that the rabbit eye is nuch nore resistant to this kind of damage than animals perviously tested. Keywords include: Lasers; Retinal danage; Ophthalmology.

Descriptors :   *RETINA, *LASER DAMAGE, COMPARISON, CONTINUOUS WAVE LASERS, DAMAGE, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), ILLUMINATION, LASER BEAMS, RABBITS, RESISTANCE(BIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE