In 2010, a similar case study, also published in the New England Journal of Medicine, documented the case of a 15-year-old boy who suffered severe eye damage after purchasing a high-powered handheld laser pointer on the internet and playing with it in front of the mirror.
The journal posted a pair of images on Twitter showing the effects on a 9-year-old boy's eye as a result of "repeatedly gazing into the laser beam". Further imaging revealed two further injured spots below the hole.
Eye specialists determined that, while his right eye still had ideal 20/20 vision, his left eye had been reduced to 20/100 sight and "a large macular hole burnt into the centre of his retina".
Due to the large size of the hole in the boy's eye, doctors decided against performing surgery, which is the typical choice of treatment, and instead opted for a conservative recovery option in the hope his eyesight would regenerate. "This means that even if the surgery would be successful, the boy would not be able to see". A person with 20/100 vision needs to be 20 feet away from a reading chart to see letters that a person with normal vision can see at 100 feet, according to the American Optometric Association.
According to NEJM, the patient's vision in the affected eye decreased to 20/100, and hasn't improved in the 18 months since the incident.
"When you have something as powerful as a laser, it's so powerful that it is converted to heat like a burn", Thomas C Lee, director of the Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, who was not involved in this particular case, told CNN.
This ‘free’ game earned more than $1 million per day
PUBG on mobile doesn't count yet because it has only been on iOS for 60 days now and hasn't reached $100 million, yet. The game is now only available on iOS mobile devices, but is expected to roll out on Android this summer.
'That can leave scar tissue behind and can cause bleeding. "It's the same thing". The US Food and Drug Administration warns against so-called "overpowered" green, blue and violet lasers that have been modified to give off more radiation than originally intended.
"Typically, they're less than 5 milliwatts, and those are relatively less harmful, but they're often mislabeled".
Some of the laser pointers are so strong, they can cast a light through the sky across a city.
The boy later told the specialists that he had been playing with a green laser pointer and had chose to look into the beam.
The patient's father had bought the laser as a toy from a street merchant, Androudi said. Put simply, it's easier to see green light than red, she explained.
National Basketball Association player Nick Young at BODY at ESPYS at Avalon on July 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. He enters free agency July 1st as an unrestricted free agent, and is not expected to be re-signed by the Warriors.
The 17-year-old told the officer that the siblings were only treated better around Christmas, the officer testified. You want to die and go to hell", the mother told her daughter, Campos said, recounting the teenager's statements.
As images of Mrs Trump surfaced online, social media was swamped with users in disbelief over her choice of jacket. When Melania Trump boarded a plane to Texas on Thursday her jacket gave off quite the message.
More than 140,000 people had taken advantage of the program by receiving home energy audits and free smart thermostats. NDP MPP Gilles Bisson issued a statement calling the move the latest in Ford's "anti-environment crusade". "Mr.
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The latter was ultimately the route Trump chose, in a stunning reversal of his previous rhetoric. "It's a jacket", Grisham said. Trump, whose focus as first lady is on child well-being, appears to have been among those pushing her husband to act.
Sources indicate that furious Amrabat termed the incident as sad, adding that the tournament is 'World Cup and not a circus'. On the other hand, we want to respect the fact that the doctor of the team has the sole responsibility for his players".
Iran 0-1 Spain
Moments later, the final whistle blew and the Iranian players laid on the grass after their exhaustive effort. Still, lucky or not, the goal was well deserved for a Spain side that had seen over 70 percent of the ball.
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Trump wore the green $39 jacket from Zara as she boarded a government plane in Washington on her way to McAllen, Texas. The outrage was immediate, but her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham , dismissed the reaction as a distraction.
China Set To Cut US Oil Imports As Trade War Heats Up
Reuters reports further headlines from the Chinese Commerce Ministry, this time highlighting the US-Sino trade spat. If the U.S. releases new tariffs list, China fully prepared to respond with qualitative and quantitative tools.
BMW 630d Gran Turismo launched at Rs. 66.50 lakh
The 6 GT is meant to be BMW's answer to the Mercedes-Benz E-class in India, which is only available in long-wheelbase form. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and has 5 driving modes - Sport, Comfort, Comfort+, Eco Pro and Adaptive.
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Additionally, Williams was hit with a probation violation for previous charges and is being held without bail. On June 18, XXXTentacion was shot and killed in Broward County, Florida in a robbery attempt.
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He had a plan from the beginning. "He has family that is behind him and our family, the Cowboys, want to be behind him as well". In the previous fight, WBA super bantamweight champion Danny Roman won a unanimous decision over Moises Flores.
Koko the Gorilla Met Celebrities Like Mister Rogers
The foundations president Dr Penny Patterson said Penny Patterson said: " Koko instantly connected with Robin". The famous signing gorilla - who met the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist - has died aged 46.
Ozark Season 2 Premiere Set for August
The final interaction between Wendy and Marty in the teaser sums up the terror to come. "People make choices. Choices have consequences", he responded.