Accession Number:

AD0296339

Title:

A STUDY OF PHOTOSTRESS AND FLASH BLINDNESS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1962-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

An experiment was designed to study the effects of pupillary size, flash intensity, testing patch luminance, and subject variability following photostress testing with intense light flashes. Fifteen subjects were exposed to illuminations ranging from 86,080 lux to 242,100 lux as measured at the corneal plane. Recovery was measured as the period of time required after dazzle to regain sufficient visual function to perceive a threshold discriminatory task. The experimental results are discussed and the operational significance is implied.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Explosions and Devices (Non-Military)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE