Abstract

Retinal-temperature increases produced by circularly symmetric exposures to electromagnetic radiation between 400 and 1200 nm were calculated for a wide range of image sizes. Temporal, axial, and radial temperature distributions are described. Constant and exponentially decreasing source strengths are considered. Solutions of the heat-conduction equation are expressed in terms of both retinal irradiance and the total power entering the eye. Application of solutions to the prediction of thresholds for retinal damage is discussed, and excellent agreement is noted between theoretical predictions and experimental observations of the spectral dependence of chorioretinal damage thresholds.

© 1970 Optical Society of America

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