Self-induced laser maculopathy in an adolescent boy utilizing a mirror

Christina Y. Weng, Caroline R. Baumal, Thomas A Albini, Audina Berrocal

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Laser maculopathy is a rare complication that can occur when a beam of laser light is focused directly on the macula. This report describes the first published case of self-induced laser pointer maculopathy that was secondary to laser beam reflection from a mirror. The patient demonstrated both visual and anatomic recovery during the follow-up period. In addition, the issue of discrepancy between the labeled and actual power of laser pointers is addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-488
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery

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