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Reading in the dark with a mini flashlight from a camera good idea?

Reading in the dark with a mini flashlight from a camera good idea?

Perhaps: Better than a candle. Education better than ignorance! why is the question. Read in the daylight, or turn on the light? ...Read more

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Brown freckle with black spots in it. Can only see the dots when you shine a flashlight on it. Cause for concern?

Brown freckle with black spots in it. Can only see the dots when you shine a flashlight on it. Cause for concern?

Skin lesion: Anything elevated needs to be confirmed by doc as it may be concerning. Anything changing in color or size or causing any symptoms such as pain, itching, tingling needs to be looked at. ...Read more

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I have a small black hole behind my tonsils should I be worried? It's really small, like the size of a pen point. I'm just wondering if I should really be worried i was able to see it without anything special, just a flashlight and a mirror. Even my teach

I have a small black hole behind my tonsils should I be worried? It's really small, like the size of a pen point. I'm just wondering if I should really be worried i was able to see it without anything special, just a flashlight and a mirror. Even my teach

It : It is very difficult to say what exactly you are seeing without examining you. If the area in question is still present see your doctor for an evaluation. If your doctor is unsure of what he/she is seeing, then a specialist (ent- ear, nose, and throat doctor) can be consulted. All the best. ...Read more

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Could shining a flashlight in someones eyes , hurt them?

Could shining a flashlight in someones eyes , hurt them?

Doubtful: Transient photopsia's of standard flashlight beams should cause no permanent damage with brief exposure. Never point any laser type light into someones eyes. ...Read more

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How to prevent flashlight in my eye?

How to prevent flashlight in my eye?

Photopsia: The sensation of flashing lights in the eye can be related to many issues such as migraine headache, posterior vitreous detachment, retinal tear/break/detachment, etc. Go see your eye doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How is a ganglion cyst diagnosed? Flashlight?

How is a ganglion cyst diagnosed? Flashlight?

Physical exam: Typically these cysts are readily diagnosed with a physical exam. Certainly, imaging studies such as ultrasound and MRI can also be helpful but are not usually necessary. Transilluminating the cyst with a "flashlight" is part of the physical exam and can help distinguish between a fluid filled mass and a solid one. ...Read more

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How easily can a bright led flashlight damage your eyes?

How easily can a bright led flashlight damage your eyes?

Not very: Led lights can be dazzling but are not laser. They do not provide a concentrated, focal light but a more diffuse light which the eye can easily handle. It is not comfortable to stare at an led light but not harmful. This of course is not the case with laser light which carries the usual cautions. ...Read more