Research on the Ocular Effects of Laser Radiation. Executive Summary
Final rept. Sep 1987-Feb 1988
KRUG INTERNATIONAL SAN ANTONIO TX TECHNOLOGY SERVICES DIV
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The objective of the research was to evaluate the bioeffects of laser radiation in order to quantify threats, primarily losses of visual function transient or permanent, which might affect performance during critical phase of military operations. The results of this research have also been applied to evaluating current laser safety standards and identifying the need for additional safety criteria. The Executive Summary is presented in seven parts dealing with the effects of laser exposures on vision via one or more of the following approaches electrophysiological measures of visual function degradation psychophysical measures of visual function degradation quantitative evaluation of observable ocular damage and predictive modeling of laser radiation interactions with the eye and with visual performance. Also included is an Appendix which lists the publications and presentations generated as a result of this contract.