[Trauma from light induced by the operating microscope in the rat retina].

Oftalmologia (Bucharest, Romania : 1990)

PubMedID: 9409989

Ianopol N, Sîrbu V, Olaru A, Paduca A, Ianopol B. [Trauma from light induced by the operating microscope in the rat retina]. Oftalmologia. 1997;41(4):341-3.
The study proposes to analyze the lesions show to the retina level of the rat exposes to light of an operate microscope Zeiss Op Mi 220 (without filters). The conditions of the experiment was created such as the photochemical effect of the radiation to predominate more than thermic effect. Rat's retinae was visualized through photonic and electronic microscopy. The images show that the maximal lesions are situated to the level of the retinal pigment epithelium and of photoreceptors cells. The histological aspects presume the action of the free radicals in the production of the lesions.