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retinal thermal injury

retinal injury caused by brief, intense radiant exposure of the retina from wavelengths in the retinal hazard spectral region (380 nm to 1 400 nm) within which the normal ocular media transmit optical radiation to the retina

Note 1 to entry: In IEC 62471/CIE S 009 Photobiological safety of lamp and lamp systems the maximum assessment time is taken as 10 s.

Note 2 to entry: This entry was numbered 17-1101 in CIE S 017:2011.

Publication date: 2020-12
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