Foveal choroidal neovascularization secondary to accidental
Most laser-induced retinal injuries are caused by accidental laser discharge during the preparation of laser devices without protective goggles, laser injury during the cosmetic procedure in a dermatologist, is very rare, with no prior case reports.

A 55-year-old Asian male dermatologist visited our hospital with a 2-week history of visual disturbance in his right eye. He had experienced sudden central scotoma in the right eye while using a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm, 2 J/cm2, 6-mm spot size, 750 ps) 2 to 3 cm from the target without proper eye protection. He had applied a glass slide firmly onto the treatment area prior to commencing the procedure. The choroidal neovascularization (CNV) was detected via optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) 2 weeks after the laser injury.

Source: Medicine: May 2019 - Volume 98 - Issue 18 - p e15429

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