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Accidental macular burns caused by artillery laser rangefinder
Author(s): Nikola Smiljanic; Branislav M. Djurovic
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Paper Abstract

Authors present two cases of macular burn caused by artillery laser rangefinder. Both injuries resulted form improper use of laser device. One of them occurred during combat activities. Safety goggles were not used. Macular burns resulted in permanent loss of central vision and visual acuity reduced to less than 0.1. Authors present results of clinical and functional tests made during long follow up period and comment similar published cases and ways of protection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2974, Laser and Noncoherent Ocular Effects: Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment, (2 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275250
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Nikola Smiljanic, Military Medical Academy Eye Clinic (Serbia)
Branislav M. Djurovic, Military Medical Academy Eye Clinic (Serbia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2974:
Laser and Noncoherent Ocular Effects: Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment
Bruce E. Stuck; Michael Belkin, Editor(s)

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