Many investigations of laser injury to the eye have been conducted over the past 20 years for the purpose of setting standards for safe exposure of the human eye. Such studies have also played an important role in the developments of laser applications in medicine and surgery. A review of this extensive body of experimental data suggests that there are at least three dominant mechanisms of injury which are well accepted. However, other effects cannot be ruled out, and several studies suggest that the time-course of injury and repair as well as the physical aspects of the interaction of biological tissue with optical radiation must be considered.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||National Bureau of Standards, Special Publication|
|Publisher||NBS (ASTM STP 847)|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - 1984|
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