Dozens of young revellers were blinded by a laser show at a dance music festival near Moscow last week and doctors fear the damage may be irreparable, the Kommersant daily reported yester- day.
"More than 30 people between the ages of 16 and 30 have ended up in hospitals with the same diagnosis, damaged retinas, since July 7," the report said.
"All of them have burnt retinas," said one doctor. "You can see scars on them. The loss of eyesight in some cases is up to 80percent and it's unlikely it can ever be restored." - Sapa-AFP