Retinal Laser Injury During A Laser Show Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • BACKGROUND:: Laser injuries caused by Q-switched lasers are not unusual in the military and laboratories. To our knowledge, only one case of eye injury during a laser show has been reported previously. METHODS:: Case series. RESULTS:: All three patients had uniocular foveal hemorrhagic injury demonstrated by fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography. The lesions resolved within 6 months. CONCLUSIONS:: Laser retinal injuries can cause transient or permanent visual damage. Accidental eye injuries during a laser show may be possible. Language: en

publication date

  • January 1, 2007