This is one warning and advice to all parents all over the world for their children.
The warning and advice that maybe you already know is: The Laser pointer is not a toy for playing!
The laser pointer can be really harmful and dangerous and they shouldn`t be considered as toys.
Laser pointer is a dangerous toy
The ABC from Australia reported about one case where one teenager from Tasmania has lost 75 % of his vision.
As you probably assume, the reason for this is playing with a dangerous laser pointer.
Nowadays, all around the world, the doctors are starting to warn all parents that this toy – laser pointer pointing a laser into the eyes is really harmful and dangerous.
Having played with laser toy, popularly called “pointer”, fourteen-year-old boy damaged his eye vision permanently.
After this event happened the boy was brought to his doctor B. Armitage.
Dr. B. Armitage made the conclusion that boy lost about 75 % of his vision in a both eyes because they were exposed to laser lightning in a short period of time.
The last part of the boy`s eyes had visually laser burns.
That means the laser pointer – the laser from this toy can burn the pupil that long stretches.
During the time of playing the teenager didn`t feel pain.
However, his eyes vision was immediately damaged during playing.
The central part of the boy`s eyes was damaged seriously and Dr. B. Armitage explained that this health problem cannot be fixed or corrected even with glasses.
One study from the Center for Radiological Health of the Food and Drug Administration – US FDA has shown that the laser pointers with the intensity of 3 – 5 mW until know there are no some reported cases.
However, if these laser pointers have the intensity from 5 mW and higher they can damage the eye vision.