According to what doctors say, it seems that a 9-year old boy from Greece permanently injured his left eye because he repeatedly looked straight into a laser pointer's beam. Dr. Androudi said that one or two years wouldn't have made much of a difference because the damage done by the green laser can not be mended.
However, in this case, because the macular hole resulted from the laser burn, the nerves in the eye that absorb light were totally damaged, said Androudi, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Thessaly in Greece. Unfortunately, even if the surgery were successful, the little boy would still lose his sight.
After 18 months of conservative treatment, the boy's vision has not improved.
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Thomas C Lee is the director of the Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Laser pointers may jazz up your PowerPoint presentation, but they can pose serious hazards to your eyes if you use them the wrong way. She said that not many children are willing to disclose their eye injuries. The patient can actually get a blind spot right in the middle of the eye.
They note that while many national health agencies have warned about the potential dangers of handheld laser pointers, and the sale of these devices with greater than 1 milliwatts (mW) of power is restricted in many areas, more powerful laser pointers remain available and are widely sold on the internet. But they powerful laser can be found online. "Green, blue and violet laser pointers have the agency particularly concerned", the agency said in a statement.
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