Why Tiny Laser Pointers Are a Big Problem for Pilots (Video)

Seemingly harmless prank can cause major harm

You’ve probably seen news reports about people shining laser lights into the cockpits of airplaines. Why is this news?

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The pilots of those planes can experience serious eye injury as a result of this seemingly harmless prank, says ophthalmologist Rishi Singh, MD. Here’s how these tiny beams of light can do big damage.


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