Accession Number:

AD0786513

Title:

The Effects of External Ocular Irritation on Intraocular Pressure

Descriptive Note:

Special publication, Feb-Mar 1972

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Riot control agents tear gases cause intense eye irritation and reflex squeezing of the eyes. The intraocular pressure under these circumstances is unknown, but animal and human studies of ocular irritation and forces acting upon the eye indicate a transient increase in intraocular pressure which is not necessarily detrimental to vision.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE