Clinical observations of six cases of laser injury to the eye

Health Phys. 1989 May;56(5):705-10. doi: 10.1097/00004032-198905000-00016.


During the last decade, five patients with laser injuries were examined at the University of Munich Eye Clinic, in addition to one laser-injury patient at the University of Erlangen Eye Clinic. From a review of these cases, it is possible to gain an insight into factors that led to the eye injuries and to predict the clinical sequelae of laser retinal injury. A possible means of treatment, using an ophthalmic Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, is suggested for some types of retinal injury involving vitreal hemorrhage.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Occupational*
  • Adult
  • Eye Injuries / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lasers / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Retinal Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Retinal Perforations / etiology