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Small-spot laser-exposure effects on visual function
Author(s): Harry Zwick; David O. Robbins; Bruce E. Stuck; David J. Lund; Scottie B. Reynolds; Maqsood Nawim; Steven T. Schuschereba
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Paper Abstract

Laser field exposure effects on visual function involve produc tJon of minimal spot irradiation on or near the huntan fovea. Functional effects of such exposure may involve transient or perinanent change in visual function depending upon exposure dose. While Maximun Permissible Exposure (MPE) lirrtits define exposure in terins of threshold retinal niorphological change such limits are not applicable with regard to transient changes in visual function below MPE limits induced by alteration in retinal physiological processes. Mechanisms of transient and permanent functional change reported in these exper iments point out the need to examine laser safety limits in terms of both the functional as well as the morphological disturbance induced in retinal tissue. L

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Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 1207, Laser Safety, Eyesafe Laser Systems, and Laser Eye Protection, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17832
Show Author Affiliations
Harry Zwick, Letterman Army Institute of Research (United States)
David O. Robbins, Ohio Wesleyan Univ. (United States)
Bruce E. Stuck, Letterman Army Institute of Research (United States)
David J. Lund, Letterman Army Institute of Research (United States)
Scottie B. Reynolds, Letterman Army Institute of Research (United States)
Maqsood Nawim, Letterman Army Institute of Research (United States)
Steven T. Schuschereba, Letterman Army Institute of Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1207:
Laser Safety, Eyesafe Laser Systems, and Laser Eye Protection
Penelope K. Bryan; David H. Sliney, Editor(s)

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