[Photic maculopathy by low energy laser beam. A case report]

Changgeng Yi Xue Za Zhi. 1991 Dec;14(4):273-7.
[Article in Chinese]


The authors report a case of photic maculopathy that developed in a 30-year-old laboratory worker after repeated, consecutive exposure to low energy He-Ne laser. Pigmented foveal change and a small central scotoma in the right eye with window defect on fluorescein angiography characterized this maculopathy. Photochemical damage is considered to be the cause of the maculopathy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Lasers / adverse effects*
  • Macula Lutea*
  • Male
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology*
  • Retinal Diseases / etiology*