Accession Number:

ADA143961

Title:

Functional Assessment of Laser Irradiation.

Descriptive Note:

Annual progress rept. Jul 78-Jun 79,

Corporate Author:

OHIO WESLEYAN UNIV DELAWARE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The use of high-resolution, chromatic targets to assess the adverse effects of laser irradiation on rhesus visual acuity provides a much more sensitive measure of the acquired visual deficits than can be observed with achromatic targets. The use of chromatic targets, however, does not appear to indicate a high degree of selectivity in terms of the visible spectrum most affected by laser exposure. This nonselective nature of the acquired deficit was also observed in our electrophysiological studies of changes in spectral sensitivity and receptive field organization following brief and prolonged laser exposures.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE