Accession Number:

AD0707871

Title:

BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT OF VISUAL FUNCTIONING IMMEDIATELY AFTER EXPOSURE OF THE EYE TO A LASER.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON STATE UNIV PULLMAN

Report Date:

1970-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

A behavorial program is described which permits assessment of visual functioning in rhesus monkeys immediately following laser- induced foveal impairment. Six rhesus monkeys were trained on a visual discrimination problem involving Landolt rings. Subjects received stimuli via viewing tubes to either the right or left eye on a random basis. An equal number of stimuli were presented to each eye. Midway through the behavioral program the right eye was exposed to a neodymium laser. Post-exposure behavioral testing began immediately thereafter. The behavioral data predicted the occurrence of foveal impairment as verified by fundus photographs taken approximately 1 hour after exposure. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE