Acute vitelliform-like maculopathy secondary to 'toy1 laser injury in children

Fahd Quhill, Jacqueline O'Hagan

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Abstract

Laser 'toys' can be purchased over the internet and abroad with relative ease. We report a retrospective case series of five children who presented to a single unit with maculopathy and visual impairment following exposure to laser 'toys'. We have also undertaken a survey of paediatric and retinal Consultants across the country regarding the prevalence of such laser injuries and would like to present the results, showing this is a widespread problem encountered across the British Isles (previously unreported data). Our work raises concerns over the sale of such laser 'toys', which we strongly recommend should not be given to children,.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe World's Leading Conference on Laser Safety, ILSC 2015 - International Laser Safety Conference, Conference Program and Proceedings
PublisherLaser Institute of America
Pages60-61
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781940168043
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 International Laser Safety Conference, ILSC 2015 - Albuquerque, United States
Duration: 23 Mar 201526 Mar 2015

Publication series

NameThe World's Leading Conference on Laser Safety, ILSC 2015 - International Laser Safety Conference, Conference Program and Proceedings

Conference

Conference2015 International Laser Safety Conference, ILSC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque
Period23/03/1526/03/15

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