The use of non-lethal lasers has become a vital tool for the war fighter and law enforcement community.
Although deemed safe when used properly, these lasers can prove to be dangerous when used improperly. We present a 33-year-old Army soldier with decreased vision in the left eye secondary to a presumed Dazzler Laser injury.
Non-lethal lasers have become a vital tool to the war fighter and law enforcement community.
Although deemed safe when used properly, theses lasers can prove to be dangerous when used improperly. The purpose was present evidence for chorioretinal injury caused by the Laser Dazzler while in war- theater during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The use of non-lethal handheld or weapon mounted lasers have become a vital tool to the war fighter and in law enforcement personnel as an escalation of force device. One such laser commonly used in Iraq and Afghanistan is the Laser Dazzler, which through its significant glare effect is intended to temporarily disorient its target. This feature is crucial for the protection of entry control points and convoys because it offers a safe method of signaling an approaching target; interrupting the targets vision and determining if escalation to lethal force is warranted.
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Courtney Crawford: Chorioretinal Injury Caused by Presumed Laser Dazzler
Last date updated on March, 2021