J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 49(4); 2008 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2008;49(4):681-684.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2008.49.4.681    Published online April 15, 2008.
A Case of Green Laser Pointer Injury to the Macula.
Martha Kim, Ji Won Kwon, Young Keun Han
1Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul Artificial Eye Center, Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Seoul National University Hospital Health Care System Gangnam Center, Healthcare Reaserch Institute, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University Boramae Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
그린 레이저 포인터에 의한 황반부 손상 1예
김마르다1ㆍ권지원1,2ㆍ한영근1,3
Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University College of Medicine / Seoul Artificial Eye Center, Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital1, Seoul, Korea / Seoul National University Hospital Health Care System Gangnam Center, Healthcare Reaserch Institute2, Seoul, Korea / Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University Boramae Hospital3, Seoul, Korea
Abstract
PURPOSE
We report a case of macular injury by accidental exposure to a green laser pointer. CASE SUMMARY: A 25-year-old man had an acute reduction of visual acuity in his right eye two years ago after accidental exposure to a green laser pointer for a few seconds. The patient's best corrected visual acuity was counting fingers in his right eye. Fundus examination and optical coherence tomography showed a macular hole and a linear retinal scar in his right eye. CONCLUSIONS: Green laser pointers may cause macular damage after exposure of just a few seconds, which can lead to irreversible reduction of visual acuity.
Key Words: Green laser pointer;Macular injury


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