Fundamental Studies in the Molecular Basis of Laser Induced Retinal Damage.
Annual rept. Sep 81-Aug 82,
CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY
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This research has led to new insights in the fundamental mechanisms involved in laser induced retinal damage and some of our fundamental work on these mechanisms lead to new and exciting avenues in the development of rapidly adjustable molecular light filters with important new possibilities for pulsed laser eye protection. This section will summarize the significant progress of the past year 1 Development and Fundamental Mechanism of a Rapidly Adjustable Molecular Filter for Pulsed Laser Eye Protection - This research direction resulted from our investigations on cones of the red-eared swamp turtle, Pseudemys scripta elegans. 2 The Optical Density of Turtle Oil Droplet Solutions - It is important both from a practical and fundamental point of view to determine the optical density of turtle oil droplet suspensions. In view of the high optical densities in this system, tunable laser resonance Raman spectroscopy, which is the only technique that has been able to provide high resolution data, is the only technique that is potentially able to obtain the information. 3 Laser Induced Molecular Alterations in Turtle Retina. 4 Light Driven Enzymatic Reactions in Photoreceptors. 5 Molecular Cytology of Rod Outer Segments.
- Lasers and Masers