A 9-year-old boy in Greece was left with damaged vision after staring into a laser pointer.His doctors describe the case in a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The boy's parents brought him to an ophthalmology clinic for evaluation after he complained of decreased vision in his left eye. An examination showed the vision in his left eye was 20/100, compared to 20/20 vision in his right eye. Doctors also found a "large macular hole" in the retina of his left eye.
"The child reported playing with a green laser pointer and repeatedly gazing into the laser beam," they write. Because of the large size of the hole, the doctors decided on a conservative approach rather than surgery. See more https://goo.gl/XGFCDf
Be careful! Dr. J