High-Power Handheld Blue Laser-Induced Maculopathy: The Results of the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital Collaborative Retina Study Group – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To report various types of maculopathy caused by momentary exposure to a high-power handheld blue laser.Design: Consecutive case series.Participants: Fourteen eyes of 14 patients.Methods: Patients with a history of eye exposure to a blue laser device (450 nm and a power range of 150–1200 mW) to a single institution were included. Evaluation included a full ophthalmic examination, fundus photography, macular spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, and fundus fluorescein angiography.Main Outcome Measures: Analysis of the types of maculopathy and vitreoretinal pathologic features.Results: All patients were young males. The most common setting for injury was accidental at play. The types of maculopathies (Read more...)

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