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A case of macular hole formation by high-power laser pointer

Dorota Borowicz, Edyta Koman, Anna Matysik-Woźniak, Katarzyna Nowomiejska, Robert Rejdak
DOI: 10.5603/OJ.2017.0017
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Ophthalmology J 2017;2(3):79-82.

open access

Vol 2, No 3 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-12-28

Abstract

Laser pointers are omnipresent. They are used in many spheres of life, e.g. education, medicine, industry, entertainment, and military. The number of reports of eye injury caused by laser pointers when used improperly is growing. We report a case of a 23-year-old man who had a full-thickness macular hole in the left eye after using an inappropriately high powered laser pointer. The patient was treated successfully with 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy. This case underlines the importance of careful and correct use of laser pointers because of the vision-threatening dangers induced by mishandling these gadgets.

Abstract

Laser pointers are omnipresent. They are used in many spheres of life, e.g. education, medicine, industry, entertainment, and military. The number of reports of eye injury caused by laser pointers when used improperly is growing. We report a case of a 23-year-old man who had a full-thickness macular hole in the left eye after using an inappropriately high powered laser pointer. The patient was treated successfully with 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy. This case underlines the importance of careful and correct use of laser pointers because of the vision-threatening dangers induced by mishandling these gadgets.
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Keywords

laser pointer, retinal damage, macular hole

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Title

A case of macular hole formation by high-power laser pointer

Journal

Ophthalmology Journal

Issue

Vol 2, No 3 (2017)

Pages

79-82

Published online

2017-12-28

DOI

10.5603/OJ.2017.0017

Bibliographic record

Ophthalmology J 2017;2(3):79-82.

Keywords

laser pointer
retinal damage
macular hole

Authors

Dorota Borowicz
Edyta Koman
Anna Matysik-Woźniak
Katarzyna Nowomiejska
Robert Rejdak

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