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Retinal injury from simultaneous exposure to 532-nm and 860-nm laser irradiation
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Paper Abstract

To properly assess the retinal hazards from several lasers using multiple wavelengths, the retinal effects of 10-second laser irradiation from 532 and 860 nm were determined in non-human primates for several different power combinations of these wavelengths. A total of 12 eyes were exposed using four different ratios of power levels to determine the contribution to the damage levels from each wavelength. The data are compared to the calculations resulting from use of the currently accepted method of predicting hazards from simultaneous laser. The ANSI-Z136 - 2000 standard was used to calculate the combined maximum permissible exposure (MPE) and for comparison with the measured visible lesion thresholds, i.e., ED50s.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5319, Laser Interaction with Tissue and Cells XV, (1 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.529431
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Kurt Schuster, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
William P. Roach, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Garrett Polhamus, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John Notabartolo, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Cheryl DiCarlo, Army Medical Research Detachment (United States)
Kevin Stockton, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
David Stolarski, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Val Carothers, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Benjamin A. Rockwell, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Clarence Cain, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5319:
Laser Interaction with Tissue and Cells XV
Steven L. Jacques; William P. Roach, Editor(s)

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