Accession Number:

AD0728333

Title:

Histopathology of Argon Laser-Induced Retinal Lesions.

Descriptive Note:

Annual progress rept. no. 2, 1 Aug 70-31 Jul 71,

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the project was to obtain information on the biologic effects of the argon laser on the retina. In addition, the biological retinal effects of other lasers ruby, gallium arsenide, neodynium and carbon dioxide were carried out. After owl and rhesus monkeys were exposed to one or more of the above lasers serial sections were cut with a microtome through the suspect retinal areas in order to determine the presence or absence of retinal damage. The pigment epithelium was the most sensitive area of the retina exposed to threshold argon and ruby laser energies. The photoreceptor and outer nuclear layers were the next most sensitive retinal areas exposed to argon radiation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE