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Anterior segment injury after trauma by hand-held blue laser device

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First Author: M.Al-Amry SAUDI ARABIA

Co Author(s):    S. Alsulaiman   N. Ghazi                 

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To report a case of an anterior segment severe inflammatory reaction post exposure to laser light directed to the eye through a handheld blue laser pointer

Setting:

In a tertiary eye hospital

Methods:

Case report

Results:

14 year old boy presented to the emergency room with severe redness and decrease vision of the left eye after he had a laser light directed to his eye by his friend from a laser pointer,resulted in severe anterior chamber reaction and fibrinious bands and membrane occluded the pupil .the condition resolved on topical steroid use with full restoration of vision

Conclusions:

laser pointers available for different purposes and of easy access through internet purchases but carry the risk of producing severe ocular injuries in the hands of adolucents

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