Accession Number:

ADA559312

Title:

United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine Laser Injury Guidebook

Descriptive Note:

Special rept. Nov 2011-Apr 2012

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB OH AEROSPACE MEDICINE DEPT

Report Date:

2012-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The primary purpose of the laser injury guidebook is to provide guidelines and instructions for flight surgeons interaction 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 of ocular and adnexal injury. 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, stereopsis 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 suggested list of supplies and equipment. A laser beam incident questionnaire is included.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE