Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1076/opep.8.4.215.1610
Title: Military laser weapons: Current controversies
Authors: Seet, B.
Tien Yin Wong 
Keywords: Blinding weapons
Eye protection
Humanitarian law
Lasers
Ocular injury
Warfare
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: Seet, B.,Tien Yin Wong (2001). Military laser weapons: Current controversies. Ophthalmic Epidemiology 8 (4) : 215-226. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1076/opep.8.4.215.1610
Abstract: Military laser weapons systems are becoming indispensable in most modern armies. These lasers have undergone many stages of development, and have outpaced research on eye protection measures, which continue to have inherent limitations. Eye injuries caused by military lasers are increasingly reported, leading to speculation that these would become an important cause of blinding in modern conflicts. As part of the effort to ban inhumane weapons, international laws have been passed to restrict the proliferation of such blinding weapons. However, there are controversies concerning the interpretation, implementation and effectiveness of these laws. The ophthalmic community can playa greater role in highlighting ocular morbidity from military lasers, and in preventing their further proliferation.
Source Title: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/113800
ISSN: 09286586
DOI: 10.1076/opep.8.4.215.1610
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