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Information and studies on laser safety

This webpage contains more detailed information about laser pointer safety. Click on the link to find summaries and links to the original sources.

Also, see our pages on laser/aviation hazard studies, which include research papers conducted by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

  • 2015:54 Retinal injuries from handheld lasers: An updated report. This is a follow-on to the 2013 Swedish Radiation Safety Authority study above. It reviews an additional 47 cases of laser pointer injury. In addition, a key objective of the study is to try and correlate the laser dosage with the injuries that were seen.