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.

publication date

  • July 1, 2007