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A male asked:

Can staring at a fluorescent lightbulb for a few minutes damage your eyes? i'd cover one eye and stare for 5 seconds then i would switch eyes. 2' away

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Not a problem: The overall intensity of a fluorescent bulb is too low to cause any damage to the back of the eye. Hopefully you will find more productive use of your time.
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