Functional Assessment of Laser Irradiation.
Annual progress rept. Jul 74-Jun 75,
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIV DELAWARE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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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.