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IamSam
07-14-2008, 11:52 PM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Dozens of partygoers at an outdoor rave near Moscow last week have lost partial vision after a laser light show burned their retinas, Russian health officials said on Monday.

Moscow city health department officials confirmed 12 cases of laser-blindness at the Central Ophthalmological Clinic, and daily newspaper Kommersant said another 17 were registered at City Hospital 32 in the centre of the capital.

Attendees at the July 5 Aquamarine Open Air Festival in Kirzhach, 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Moscow, began seeking medical help days after the show, complaining of eye and vision problems, health officials told Reuters.

"They all have retinal burns, scarring is visible on them. Loss of vision in individual cases is as high as 80 percent, and regaining it is already impossible," Kommersant quoted a treating ophthalmologist as saying.

Attendees said heavy rains forced organizers to erect massive tents for the all-night dance party, and lasers that normally illuminate upwards into the sky were instead partially refracted into the ravers' eyes.

"I immediately had a spot like when you stare into the sun," rave-attendee Dmitry told Kommersant.

"After three days I decided to go to the hospital. They examined me, asked if I had been at Open Air, and then put me straight in the hospital. I didn't even get to go home and get my stuff," he said.

I've never been a fan of raves. Now I know why.

Splinter[PI]
07-15-2008, 02:37 AM
I've never been a fan of raves. Now I know why.

Quoted for truth.

ad8
07-15-2008, 03:28 AM
Ah yeah. I read that in the newspaper today. Hm... although it's rather house music than techno, I immediately had to think of this (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=C6AFCJ1dLdg) when I read that article:D

Rooster
07-15-2008, 04:26 AM
I've never been a fan of raves. Now I know why.

Now i have a real good reason to hate rave... Rave is bad for health! I don't know any other music that is bad for health...

Camilamazed
07-15-2008, 04:40 AM
That's horrible. You never know where bad things for you come from. I will keep this in mind the next time. I like gothic raves.

SaiKYoU
07-15-2008, 07:02 AM
and justice is done...

Jakebert
07-15-2008, 09:44 AM
Wait, Tizz went to a rave and got her eyes burned out?

wheelchairman
07-15-2008, 04:34 PM
Certainly explains her choice in men.

ow :mad:

nameless
07-15-2008, 05:09 PM
Now i have a real good reason to hate rave... Rave is bad for health! I don't know any other music that is bad for health...

well by the sounds of it that incident was just a one off!

Ryder1234
07-15-2008, 08:54 PM
i heard about this today.
Fuckin Pwnd :rolleyes:

Rooster
07-16-2008, 03:11 AM
well by the sounds of it that incident was just a one off!

Yeah, but look at smokers.... Not every smoker dies from smoking, but cigarettes are still bad for health...