Spelsberg, 2000 (laser eye injury)

Spelsberg, 2000

Title: Bilateral scleral thermal injury: complication after skin laser resurfacing.

Author: Spelsberg H, Hering P, Reinhard T, Sundmacher R

Journal: Arch Ophthalmol 2000 Jun;118(6):848-50

PMID: 10865327

Affiliated institution: Eye Hospital, Heinrich-Heine-University, Moorenstrasse 5, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany. spelsber@uni-duesseldorf.de

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This article reports on damage to the whites of both eyes in a patient who had laser skin resurfacing. While there have been no documented cases of eye injury from laser hair removal at this time, the possibility exists. Cases like these underline the importance of using adequate safety measures when using medical lasers near the eye.