Print Email Facebook Twitter Retinal damage by optical radiation. An alternative approach to current, ACGIH-inspired guidelines Title Retinal damage by optical radiation. An alternative approach to current, ACGIH-inspired guidelines Author Vos, J.J. van Norren, D. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Publication year 2005 Abstract Background: The ACGIH guidelines for protection against retinal damage by optical radiation are often difficult to apply due to their lack of transparency. The less known guidelines by the Netherlands Health Council (HCN), dating from 1978 and updated in 1993, might offer a way out in many cases. Methods: A comparison is made of these guidelines, embedded in a short sketch of the history. They are illustrated by examples of applications. Results: In most cases the HCN guidelines produce results that hardly deviate from those obtained with the ACGIH guidelines but in some cases the results diverge and in other cases HCN gives an answer where ACGIH seems to fall short. Conclusions: The HCN guidelines form a good alternative to those of ACGIH. Keywords: blue light damage optical radiation radiation retinal burn lasers protection Subject Eye injuriesRadiationRetinal burnProtectionsafetyRisksBlue light damageLasers protectionOptical radiationEye Protective DevicesLasersOptometryPractice GuidelinesRetinaRetinal Diseases To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:159aefff-d0b4-4a6b-97d7-671ea4aac96d TNO identifier 15840 Source Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 88 (4), 200-212 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.