15 April 2005 Retinal injury resulting from simultaneous exposure to radiation from two lasers with different wavelengths
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To assess the retinal hazards related to simultaneous exposure from two lasers of separate wavelengths, the retinal effects of 5-second laser irradiation from 532 nm and 647 nm were determined in non-human primates. A total of six eyes were exposed using equal amounts of power to determine the damage levels. The results were combined with those of previous, two-wavelength studies done by our group and compared to damage models developed in our lab. The data were also compared to the calculations resulting from use of the currently accepted method of predicting hazards from simultaneous lasing.
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David J. Stolarski, Clarence P. Cain, Kurt J. Schuster, Michelle Imholte, Val C. Carothers, Gavin D. Buffington, Michael Edwards, Robert J. Thomas, and Benjamin A. Rockwell "Retinal injury resulting from simultaneous exposure to radiation from two lasers with different wavelengths", Proc. SPIE 5695, Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XVI, (15 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.589373; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.589373
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