Adjustment of guidelines for exposure of the eye to optical radiation from ocular instruments: Statement from a task group of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)

David Sliney, Danielle Aron-Rosa, Francois Delori, Franz Fankhauser, Robert Landry, Martin Mainster, John Marshall, Bernard Rassow, Bruce Stuck, Stephen Trokel, Teresa Motz West, Michael Wolffe

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A variety of optical and electro-optical instruments are used for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications to the human eye. These generally expose ocular structures to either coherent or incoherent optical radiation (ultraviolet, visible, or infrared radiation) under unique conditions. We convert both laser and incoherent exposure guidelines derived for normal exposure conditions to the application of ophthalmic sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2162-2176
Number of pages15
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Apr 10 2005
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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