Issues in the Development of the AIDMAN VISION SCREENER
LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO CA
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The potential threat of laser-induced eye injuries on the modern battlefield is both real and significant. The response of the Army Medical Department to perceived or actual use of laser devices will derive from the tools available to its personnel and from the training which they have received. The recent publications of Field Manual 8-50 Prevention and Medical Management of Laser Injuries represents a significant step in the Armys efforts to educate medical personnel about ocular laser injuries. Nonetheless, there is still a large need to develop screening devices and doctrine which will facilitate the prompt and accurate evaluation of potential laser casualties. The AIDMAN VISION SCREENER was developed to partially fill this void. This report summarizes both the design of the device and the primary issues which have been considered in its development.
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