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J R Soc Med. 1995 June; 88(6): 347P–349P.
PMCID: PMC1295244

Another weapon too far: the anti-personnel laser.


The last decade has seen the development of military lasers designed to blind. Medical professionals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of visual disability, and particularly ophthalmologists under the terms of their newly acquired Royal Charter, have a responsibility to: document this new technology; explain its medical effects; and influence the threshold at which these weapons might be used. Proposals to prohibit anti-eye laser warfare at The United Nations Convention Conference in September 1995 present a unique opportunity to stigmatize blinding as a method of warfare.

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  • Tengroth BM. Laser weapons designed to produce blindness. Am J Ophthalmol. 1993 Sep 15;116(3):370–371. [PubMed]

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