Document Detail


Suprathreshold retinal damage due to single 6 picosecond 1060 nm laser light pulses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  115454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The retinas of rhesus monkeys were exposed to 6 ps laser light pulses at 1060 nm at 62 and 95 muJ. Lesions were examined by light and transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Evidence of damage was seen in all retinal layers, being most severe in the photoreceptor inner and outer segments. In addition to damage mechanisms previously proposed, it is suggested that the peak power flux density achieved with extremely short pulses may lead to some absorbance by inner retinal layers.
Authors:
R E Schmidt; J Taboada; W I Butcher
Related Documents :
21250574 - Temperature rises beneath resin composite restorations during curing.
12537644 - Phototoxicity to the retina: mechanisms of damage.
18497354 - Synaptic regulation of the light-dependent oscillatory currents in starburst amacrine c...
2005234 - Two classes of limulus ventral photoreceptors.
17459284 - Effects of hearing loss on the voice in children.
7403884 - Human aging and spatial vision.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aviation, space, and environmental medicine     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0095-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Publication Date:  1979 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-12-18     Completed Date:  1979-12-18     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501714     Medline TA:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  788-91     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Haplorhini
Lasers / adverse effects*
Macaca mulatta
Pigment Epithelium of Eye / ultrastructure
Retina / injuries*,  pathology

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  The use of 22Na as a tracer for long-term bone mineral turnover studies.
Next Document:  A survey of intra- and interspecific variation for pupation height in Drosophila.