Ravers blinded by lasers

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Revellers at an outdoor rave in Moscow were nursing more than hangovers this week when the laser show that accompanied music at the festival started blinding them.

The light show was at Aquamarine Open Air Festival in Kirzhac, near Moscow. So far 29 people have been taken to hospital, with what is severe scarring on their retinas.

Speaking to Kommersant, a local Russian newspaper, an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) at one of the hospitals said: "They all have retinal burns, scarring is visible on them. Loss of vision in individual cases is as high as 80%, and regaining it is already impossible." Ouch!

Laser-eye treatment

The laser damage is said to have happened because of the use of outdoor lasers indoors.

Torrential rain meant that the open air festival wasn't actually open air, but in a tent. The reflection of the lasers in the tent hit the crowd instead of the sky and damaged many of the partygoers' vision.

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Well that is obviously a case for the health and safety executive assuming they have one in Russia. It must be horrible for those people to have suffered such serious injuries. No doubt law suits will be issued within days.
Ravers beware should be the message received by the general public
 

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Yes very scarey, that this could happen so easy with unchangable damage caused)(-red
 

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Yes very scarey, that this could happen so easy with unchangable damage caused)(-red

Permanent damage too:-doh! perhaps they should get Mario on the job as it is obviously a health and safety issue:cool:
 
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