Accession Number:

ADA503011

Title:

United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine Laser Injury Guidebook

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Sep 2007-1 Sep 2008

Corporate Author:

EAGLE APPLIED SCIENCES SAN ANTONIO TX

Report Date:

2008-09-16

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The primary purpose of the laser injury guidebook is to provide guidelines and instructions for flight surgeons dealing with potential laser beam exposures in aircrew and ground personnel. The intent is to provide an evaluation and initial management process to assess and respond to laser beam exposures where ocular and ocular adnexal injury may have occurred. Subjects covered in detail include the laser beam exposure threat in the HR aviation environment, and the role of the flight surgeon in the management of laser beam exposures. Specifically, history, external examination, near visual acuity testing, far visual acuity testing, Amsler grid testing, pupils evaluation, streoposis evaluation, color vision, slit lamp, dilation fundoscopy and vitreoretinal hemorrhage are covered in detail. A point of contact list is provided as well as a suggest list of supplies and equipment. A laser beam incident questionnaire is included, as well as an Amsler grid test, laser injury brief and general flow chart.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE