Accession Number:

ADP003293

Title:

Animal Models for the Assessment of Laser Induced Eye Damage,

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SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

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Report Date:

1984-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This review paper summarizes the experimental findings of laser induced eye damage experiments. This report describes experiments in which dependent variables range from histology and minimum ophthalmoscopically visible damage to the assessment of functional vision. Laser induced retinal lesions which are very small do not measurably alter functional vision although the fovea is permanently damaged. The assessment of functional vision and quantifiable losses depend upon operant behavioral methods to expose subjective visual acuity to examination in the laboratory animal. Quantifiable electrophysiological techniques offer promise for objective functional vision assessment alternatives. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE