[caption id="attachment_45233" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Doctors warn that laser pointers could cause eye damage."]Doctors warn that laser pointers could cause eye damage.[/caption]

A 15-year-old boy damaged his eyes while playing with a laser pointer he'd bought over the internet, say doctors who warn that dangerously high-powered versions are easily available online. One eye expert called it "a legitimate public health menace."

The boy's case is reported in the Sept. 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine by doctors who treated him at the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital in Switzerland.

It follows two reports in June...

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