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Retinal injury resulting from simultaneous exposure to radiation from two lasers with different wavelengths
Author(s): David J. Stolarski; Clarence P. Cain; Kurt J. Schuster; Michelle Imholte; Val C. Carothers; Gavin D. Buffington; Michael Edwards; Robert J. Thomas; Benjamin A. Rockwell
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Paper Abstract

To assess the retinal hazards related to simultaneous exposure from two lasers of separate wavelengths, the retinal effects of 5-second laser irradiation from 532 nm and 647 nm were determined in non-human primates. A total of six eyes were exposed using equal amounts of power to determine the damage levels. The results were combined with those of previous, two-wavelength studies done by our group and compared to damage models developed in our lab. The data were also compared to the calculations resulting from use of the currently accepted method of predicting hazards from simultaneous lasing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5695, Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XVI, (15 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.589373
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David J. Stolarski, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Clarence P. Cain, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Kurt J. Schuster, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Michelle Imholte, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Val C. Carothers, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Gavin D. Buffington, Fort Hays State Univ. (United States)
Michael Edwards, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Robert J. Thomas, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Benjamin A. Rockwell, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5695:
Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XVI
Steven L. Jacques; William P. Roach, Editor(s)

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