Accession Number:

ADA143941

Title:

Functional Assessment of Laser Irradiation.

Descriptive Note:

Annual progress rept. Jul 74-Jun 75,

Corporate Author:

OHIO WESLEYAN UNIV DELAWARE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The applicability of rhesus behavioral data as an animal model to derive laser safety standards are discussed. While a high degree of morphological and functional similarity exist between the rhesus and human, evidence is presented that the long wavelength sensitivity of rhesus in the fovea is closer to that of the protanomalous observer than the normal human trichromat. These differences possible reflect variations in the distributions of foveal, but not peripheral, receptors and may affect light absorbing characteristics within these species. Recovery data immediately following HeNe exposures are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE