Accession Number : AD0438909


Title :   OXYGEN AND THE EYE


Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX


Personal Author(s) : Beehler, Cecil C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/438909.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : The current interest in biomedical research, calling for human beings to be subjected to prolonged exposure to high oxygen environments, requires careful consideration of the possible hazards involved. A review of the literature clearly indicates that oxygen is capable of producing severe systemic toxicity. In the 1950's it was found that prolonged exposure to oxygen was responsible for retrolental fibroplasia in premature infants. Consideration of the physiology of increased oxygen tensions of the eye shows that, as compared with other tissues, unusually high tensions may occur in the aqueous and vitreous. Experimental studies in many animals have revealed a variety of pathologic changes, some of which resemble those found in retrolental fibroplasia. Recent studies have found that these changes are not limited to immature animals.


Descriptors :   *OXYGEN , *EYE , HAZARDS , TOXICITY , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , AEROSPACE ENVIRONMENTS , RETINA , EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY) , MEDICAL RESEARCH , CORNEA


Subject Categories : Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE