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    Doctors say club lasers are damaging people’s eyes in India

    Vision damage has been sustained by young people as a result of lasers used for events like festivals, nightclubs and weddings, according to doctors in India.

    Indian Express reports that Dr Anil Dudhabhate, an ophthalmologist and retina specialist from Pune, spoke at a media conference on 3rd October about exposure to high power lasers and the risk of retinal haemorrhage. The condition can lead to permanent sight loss.

    “Anyone who focuses on a laser of 5MW for even ten seconds can suffer from retinal haemorrhage,” said Dudhabhate, before using the example of a 23-year-old who lost 70% of his vision this way, which could not be restored through surgery.

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