Laser pointer burns hole in young boy’s eye

Last Updated Jun 21, 2018 5:26 PM EDT 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…

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Laser pointer burns hole in boy’s retina

Examination revealed a large hole in the macula, a small area in the retina that helps with discerning detail in faces and while reading or driving, the doctors said in a case report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Further imaging revealed two more injured areas below the macular hole. Macular holes…

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