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Safe: Kerosene lamps are safe, as long as you have some ventilation. ...Read more
Brown freckle with black spots in it. Can only see the dots when you shine a flashlight on it. Cause for concern?
I stared into a 28 lumen led-flashlight for 20 seconds a few times to look at pupils.. Now they hurt. Did I do permanent damage?
Probably not: Although you probably did no permanent damage, that kind of light exposure could be dangerous. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Strain but no harm: Contrary to popular belief, reading in dim light does not do any long-term damage to the eye itself or weaken the eyesight. For the short-term, however, it can cause some eyestrain, which is just fatigue in the muscles of the eyes. If your eyes feel sore or your vision is less crisp than usual, it is time to close your eyes and rest them (and maybe dream about that great novel you're reading!). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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