A male asked:
i took a video of my baby, not realising the led light of my phone was on, room was dark and i was aprox 1 metre away from his face the video was 20 secs long. will his eyes be permanently damaged? he is fixing and following and smiling appropriately
2 doctor answers
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Follow up: Your pediatrician will continue to test vision and acuity screening usually is possible at age 3. Some offices have digital imaging which is reviewed by Opthalmology. The baby’s vision most likely will be fine, please discuss with pediatric physician.
Answered on Nov 2, 2019
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: We generally try not to shine bright lights into people's eyes, but 20 seconds of cell phone camera lighting probably won't do anything permanently bad. Can't really tell for sure, and can't do anything about it anyway. If his vision isn't sharp enough to make the 2040 Olympic Biathlon Team, I wouldn't blame it on his 20-second cell phone video. No worries.
Answered on Oct 29, 2019
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