OPHTHALMIC HAZARDS OF MICROWAVE AND LASER ENVIRONMENTS
Annual progress rept. 1 Jun 1966-31 May 1967
ZARET FOUNDATION INC SCARSDALE NY
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The purpose of this investigation is to determine the nature and scope of radiation hazards and to recommend the requisite parameters for health- safety. For both microwave and laser radiation, ophthalmic pathology is the most sensitive indicator of injury. Threshold changes are produced in the lens with microwave radiation and in the retina with laser radiation. As the threshold lesions are not obvious in routine ophthalmic examination, special techniques are under development not only to permit discovery of the earliest occurrence of the injury but also to document the findings.
- Environmental Health and Safety