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A 20-year-old male asked:

I accidentally shone a 20 milliwatt laser into my eyes. it was at close range as it was reflected from a mirror. there is a small dark spot in my vision. what should i do. am i just blinded in that spot permanently?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Would advise an appointment with your ophthalmologist, as you may have injured a portion of your retina. Visual field testing and direct ocular examination will likely provide answers.
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