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Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 399-403

Retinal damage from laser pointer misuse - Case series from the military sector in Oman

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Armed Forces Hospital, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Al Ahli Medical and Research Center, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Radha Shenoy
Department of Ophthalmology, Armed Forces Hospital, Muscat
Sultanate of Oman
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.159780

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Laser pointers are practical and safe training tools when used properly. If used incorrectly they can cause ocular damage, potentially resulting in devastating vision loss. The ocular and visual morbidity can result in significant expenses for medical care and inability to work (temporarily or permanently) for civilians and military personnel. We present three cases of soldiers who experienced vision loss following exposure to laser pointers, while celebrating successfull football game.

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