ALCOHOL-INDUCED CHANGES IN CONTRAST SENSITIVITY FOLLOWING HIGH-INTENSITY LIGHT EXPOSURE

Relatively low doses of alcohol produced large, significant, dose-related increases in the time required to recover foveal contrast sensitivity following bright light exposure. Nine subjects participated in a double-blind experiment involving three dose levels of alcohol (including placebo). The luminance parameters of the test were comparable to those encountered in practical situations such as driving. The alcohol-induced delay in glare recovery is probably retinal and lasts for several hours after drinking. /Author/

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  • Authors:
    • Adams, A J
    • Brown, B
    • Flom, M C
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 219-225
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  • Accession Number: 00165141
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Contract Numbers: DADA17-73-C-3106
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM