Accession Number:

ADA046165

Title:

The Origin of Cataracts in the Lens from Infrared Laser Radiation.

Descriptive Note:

Annual progress rept. 1 Sep 76-31 Aug 77,

Corporate Author:

DUKE UNIV EYE CENTER DURHAM NC

Report Date:

1977-10-24

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Changes in lens proteins following exposure to IR irradiation have been used to detect the earliest changes possible in cataract formation. Rat lenses maintained in organ culture have been used to determine the temperature which will initiate cataractogenesis. Exposures from a CW neodymium laser 1060 nm were used to determine what energy levels are necessary to produce protein changes. These changes have been characterized by thin layer isoelectric focused electrophoresis and sodium dodecyl sulfate electrophoresis. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Radiobiology
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE