NONIONIZING RADIATION DAMAGE IN THE EYE.

Russell L. McCally, Richard A. Farrell, C. Brent Bargeron, Henry A. Kues, Bernard F. Hochheimer

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Abstract

This article describes a multidisciplinary research program to elucidate damage mechanisms in corneas exposed to infrared and microwave radiation and in retinas exposed to visible light. The approach combines physical science techniques, such as theoretical modeling and fluorescence spectroscopy, with biological techniques such as histology and specular microscopy. A new thermal model is used to explain the infrared damage, unexpected alterations in the cornea are found with low-level microwave exposures, and retinal damage is found to alter various fluorescence properties of diagnostic dyes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-91
Number of pages19
JournalJohns Hopkins APL Technical Digest (Applied Physics Laboratory)
Volume7
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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