Accession Number : ADA131736

Title :   Laser Induced Damage in the Eye: Study of Energy Deposition in the Retina.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 75-31 Mar 76,


Personal Author(s) : McGowan,William J ; Borwein,B ; Medeiros,J A ; Sanwal,M

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Report Date : Jun 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 186

Abstract : Considerable research has gone into a study of retinal damage and its repair. However, the major part of this work has dealt with gross damage. By contrast in our program we have tried to develop techniques that allow us to look at the electron microscopic level at damage throughout the entire retina as a function of the frequency of the bombarding radiation (its color) duration of radiation exposure and its intensity. We have also undertaken to examine electron microscopically the morphology of the retina following abuse by either laser light or other electromagnetic radiation in an attempt to understand the repair mechanisms.

Descriptors :   *Laser radiobiology , *Radiation effects , *Laser damage , *Eye , Retina , Repair , Electron microscopy , Morphology(Biology) , Primates , Humans , Rabbits , Baboons , Monkeys , Photoreceptors

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE