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The Nature of Chronic Light Damage to the Retina

  • Theodore Lawwill
  • R. S. Crockett
  • G. Currier

Abstract

In 1966, Noell et al. (1), found that rats exposed to constant light with effective retinal irradiance of 11μW/cm2 for a one week period had irreversible damage to their retinas. This occurred only if the animal had a pre-exposure dark adaptation period.

Keywords

Pigment Epithelium Outer Segment Damage Threshold Outer Nuclear Layer Indirect Ophthalmoscope 
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References

  1. 1.
    Noell, W. K., Walker, V. S., Kang, B. S. and Berman, S. (.1966) Invest. Ophthalmol. 5, (5), 450–473.Google Scholar
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    Lawwill, T., Crockett, S. and Currier, G. (1977) Documenta Ophthalmologica 44, (2), 379–402.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore Lawwill
    • 1
  • R. S. Crockett
    • 1
  • G. Currier
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

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