Every parent around the world should consider this as a warning-laser pointers aren’t toys, not at all. Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported that one Tasmanian teenager lost 75% of his vision as consequence of playing with laser pointer. It was stated that he was playing with his laser pointer while the laser was directed in his eyes. The optometrists claim that the parents should be aware of the various dangers linked with this ‘toy’.
An Australian teenager permanently damaged his vision with his laser pointer. This is the reason why optometrists intend to warn parents that laser pointer is dangerous ‘toy’ for their kids.
This 14 year old boy experienced problems with his vision and visited an optometrist Ben Armitage after playing with his laser pointer.
Armitage stated for the ABC that the patient visited him on a Friday night. The boy confirmed that he pointed the laser in his eyes for short period of time, which eventually resulted with 75% loss of his eyesight in both eyes.
Armitage stated that the back of the both eyes showed laser burns, which meant that he burned the retina at the back part of the eye close to the area known as the macular.
The boy didn’t feel any pain while playing with the laser pointer, but he managed to damage his eyesight at the same moment.
According to Ben Armitage this is the area where our detailed central eyesight is positioned and this is the reason why this had an exceeding impact on how much vision he has lost.
The fact that wearing glasses cannot help in improving the boy’s vision is the worst thing in this case.
Armitage says that the way the eye functions is that the larger part of our usable eyesight is central, including all for example our color vision, is positioned in a very small area. The optometrist also explained that it was as if the harm done to the patient’s eyes was akin to a broken film camera, in that no matter the quality of the lens on the front, the harm to the sensor at the back cannot be treated.
There was a study conducted by The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological health where has been proven that even a 5 mW laser may inflict damage, and those who are marked in the 3-5 mW range have no reported cases of eye damage. The laser pointers in the US are safe and range within these bounds, but there are some imported laser pointers that aren’t legally imported that exceed the legal safety limits.
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