Accession Number:

ADA143960

Title:

Functional Assessment of Laser Irradiation.

Descriptive Note:

Annual progress rept. Jul 75-Jun 76,

Corporate Author:

OHIO WESLEYAN UNIV DELAWARE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Exposure of the retinal in an awake, task-oriented animal to brief flashes from a Krypton laser produced immediate changes in visual acuity. The magnitude of the initial deficit was dependent upon the size of the exposure on the fovea. The duration of the deficit, on the other hand, was dependent upon the power density of the exposure. The background wavelength of the target had an effect on the derived recovery functions. Exposures to irradiation levels that produced a permanent shift in visual acuity, however, produced an effect somewhat independent of the particular background used to derive spectral acuity.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE