Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effects of repeated microwave irradiations to the albino rabbit eye. med./bio.

Published in: Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1977; 16 (4): 315-319

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the effects of a repeated 3 GHz microwave exposure to rabbit eye.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 3 GHz
Exposure duration: repeated daily exposure, 15 min/day for a month
  • power density: 500 mW/cm² maximum (50 mW/cm², 100 mW/cm², 200 mW/cm², 300 mW/cm², 400 mW/cm²)

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 3 GHz
Exposure duration repeated daily exposure, 15 min/day for a month
Modulation
Modulation type unspecified
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • not specified
Additional info The left eye of the was exposed. Please see the reference article for material and methods, equipment and exposure techniques.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 500 mW/cm² maximum unspecified - 50 mW/cm², 100 mW/cm², 200 mW/cm², 300 mW/cm², 400 mW/cm²

Reference articles

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Investigated organ system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

No ocular changes could be detected below power densities of 300 mW/cm². Exposure with higher power densities leads to acute iritis and to posterior subcapsular iridescence. This phenomenon was caused by a vacuolation between cortical cells and posterior lens capsul, as examined by electron microscopy.

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