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Action spectrum for retinal thermal injury

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David J. Lund

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (USA)

Peter R. Edsall

The Analytical Sciences Corp. (USA)

Proc. SPIE 3591, Ophthalmic Technologies IX, 324 (June 18, 1999); doi:10.1117/12.350593
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  • Ophthalmic Technologies IX
  • Pascal O. Rol; Karen M. Joos; Fabrice Manns; Bruce E. Stuck; Michael Belkin
  • San Jose, CA | January 23, 1999

abstract

The action spectrum for light-induced damage to the retina results from the wavelength dependence transmission of the preretinal ocular media, wavelength dependent absorption in retinal chromophores and chromatic aberration of the eye optics. While various light/tissue interaction mechanisms have been implicated, thermal mechanisms dominate in the red and near-infrared for all exposure durations and in the visible for exposures shorter than a few seconds. A number of investigators have measured the transmission of the eye and the spectra of retinal absorbers, and thermal models based on these data predict the broad features of the action spectrum. Dose/response studies with lasers and incoherent light sources, conducted over the past 10 years mainly validate the thermal models.

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David J. Lund and Peter R. Edsall
"Action spectrum for retinal thermal injury", Proc. SPIE 3591, Ophthalmic Technologies IX, 324 (June 18, 1999); doi:10.1117/12.350593; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.350593


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