High-power blue laser pointer- induced maculopathy

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dc.contributor.author Alsulaiman, Sulaiman
dc.contributor.author Alrushood, Abdulaziz
dc.contributor.author Almasaud, Jluwi
dc.contributor.author Alzaaidi, Sultan
dc.contributor.author Alzahrani, Yahya
dc.contributor.author Arevalo, J. Fernando
dc.contributor.author Ghazi, Nicola
dc.contributor.author Abboud, Emad
dc.contributor.author Alreshaid, Saba
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-21T08:52:06Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-21T08:52:06Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1552-5783 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10887
dc.description.abstract Purpose: To report various forms of maculopathy caused by momentary exposure to high-power blue laser pointer. Methods: A consecutive case series of patients who presented to the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital with a history of laser pointer exposure to the eye is reported. A full ophthalmic evaluation including fundus photography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography and fluorescein angiography was performed. Results: Ten eyes of 10 patients were evaluated. The clinical findings included a full thickness macular hole in 3 eyes, subhyaloidal/sub internal limiting membrane ( ILM) hemorrhage in 4 eyes, an outer retinal disruption in one eye, an epiretinal membrane in 1 eye, and a schisis-like cavity in one eye. Nd:YAG hyaloidotomy was performed in three eyes with subhyloidal hemorrhage and pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with or without tamponade in four eyes. Visual acuity improved in all patients spontaneously or following intervention. Four eyes (40%) improved spontaneously whereas 6 eyes (60%) were managed by Nd:YAG hyaloidotomy or surgery. Conclusions: Visual acuity improved in all patients spontaneously or following intervention. High-power handheld laser pointers are extremely dangerous to the eye and public awareness should be encouraged. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title High-power blue laser pointer- induced maculopathy en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201000154 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science en_US
dc.journal.volume 54 en_US
dc.journal.issue 15 en_US
dc.article.pages 5754 en_US
dc.keywords 742 trauma en_US
dc.keywords 688 retina en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Alrushood, A., Alzaaidi, S., Alzahrani, Y., Arevalo, J. F., Ghazi, N., Abboud, E., & Alreshaid, S. (2013). High-Power Blue Laser Pointer-Induced Maculopathy. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 54(15), 5754-5754. en_US
dc.author.email nicola.ghazi@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://iovs.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2150735 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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