Top
30
Doctor insights on: Camera Flash Cause Eyes

Share
1

1
Can camera flash cause lazy eyes?

Can camera flash cause lazy eyes?

No: Usually the bright light just saturates all the receptors thus flash blindness until the cones/rods recover and vision returns. ...Read more

2

2
Do baby eyes get damaged by camera flashes?

Do baby eyes get damaged by camera flashes?

Joking, right?: If that were true, there would be an epidemic of blindness, no? Take as many as you want! ...Read more

3

3
Can a camera flash really damage a baby's eyes?

Can a camera flash really damage a baby's eyes?

Not likely: Lengthy exposure to very bright artificial light may possibly damage the retina, but a brief camera flash is quite unlikely to cause any serious harm. Sunlight, on the other hand, can be very dangerous even with brief exposure due to the high levels of ultraviolet light contained in sunshine. ...Read more

4

4
Is it bad to look directly at camera flash? Can it hurt your eyes?

Is it bad to look directly at camera flash? Can it hurt your eyes?

No: This is a momentary, frequently dazzling impact of light which can be uncomfortable but will do not harm. Movie actors are frequently exposed from this repeatedly over time and have no higher incidence of eye problems than would be expected. ...Read more

8

8
Can camera flash change the baby's eye color? For e.g, can blue eyes turn hazel due to the use of flash while the baby's eyes are still developing?

Can camera flash change the baby's eye color? For e.g, can blue eyes turn hazel due to the use of flash while the baby's eyes are still developing?

No: A baby's eye color cannot be changed by a camera flash. The eye may darken normally during the first few months of life however. ...Read more

9

9
How does your eye sustain a picture, after your eyes adjust in a dark room, from a flash from say a camera?

How does your eye sustain a picture, after your eyes adjust in a dark room, from a flash from say a camera?

After-image: The retina contains light receptors. A chemical reaction occurs inside these cells when stimulated by light, which in turn creates an electric signal that the brain interprets as light. Once the chemical reaction ends, the cells "re-charge" - slower with intense light. The stark difference between the bright light and dark room keeps the cells stimulated a little longer, creating an after-image. ...Read more

11

11
Can looking at camera flashes change your eye color?

Can looking at camera flashes change your eye color?

No: But someone is developing a laser to change eye color permanently. ...Read more

13

13
Can a flash from a camera damage a newborn's eye sight?

Can a flash from a camera damage a newborn's eye sight?

No: Such a light is too diffuse and unfocused to cause any damage. Otherwise we would have an epidemic since photography of newborns is almost routine. ...Read more

14

14
Occasionally I get zig zag line or dark/light spots that resembles a afterimage of camera flash. Sometimes in one eye, others both. Lasts an hour-ish?

Occasionally I get zig zag line or dark/light spots that resembles a afterimage of camera flash. Sometimes in one eye, others both. Lasts an hour-ish?

Migraine?: I suspect a migraine aura which you could see at night or any other time. If you've never experienced this symptom before, make an appointment to see an eye md to reassure your eyes are okay. If you have other symptoms such as headache, nausea, & vomiting, medications may be prescribed if particularly frequent and severe. Usually tees events are stress related. May also have other triggers (food) ...Read more

16

16
I had a cataract surgery on my left eye when I was 15 yrs old. Now I realised that eye has a white spot on pics with camera flash. Shld I be worried?

I had a cataract surgery on my left eye when I was 15 yrs old. Now I realised that eye has a white spot on pics with camera flash. Shld I be worried?

Normal white spot: After cataract surgery and intraocular lens placement, it is normal to see a "white spot" or reflection of the IOL on flash pictures. ...Read more

17

17
I have decrease peripheral vision and a multi-colored fracture line in my right eye. Much like a broken camera lens. What could a cause be?

I have decrease peripheral vision and a multi-colored fracture line in my right eye. Much like a broken camera lens. What could a cause be?

Duration?: If you are talking about transient loss of peripheral vision, migraine is on the top of the diagnostic list, but if this is a persistent loss of peripheral vision, you need to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist asap. ...Read more

18

18
Do infrared (ir) cameras pose a risk to human eyes?

Do infrared (ir) cameras pose a risk to human eyes?

Tnfra red light: The amount of infra red light emitted by a camera has no ocular effect. ...Read more

19

19
Do infrared cameras like security cameras pose a risk to human eyes?

Do infrared cameras like security cameras pose a risk to human eyes?

No: Infrared cameras record light in the beyond red end of the visible spectrum. Fires, heat lamps and the sun put out far more infrared than such cameras and many of them emit no light at all but only record the image. It is the short wavelength end that is a problem such as uv light. ...Read more

21

21
My vision occasionally blinks like a camera shutter taking pictures while my eyes r wide open. Eye dr said eyes are 100% fine. What's my next step?

My vision occasionally blinks like a camera shutter taking pictures while my eyes r wide open. Eye dr said eyes are 100% fine. What's my next step?

Blepharospasm: This is probably about the muscles outside of your eyes that are spasming and causing the involuntary blinking. I would see a neurologist. ...Read more

22

22
I woke up this morning with a spot in my left eye that kind of resembles as if a camera flanged in my eye and it hasn't gone away all day. When I clos?

I woke up this morning with a spot in my left eye that kind of resembles as if a camera flanged in my eye and it hasn't gone away all day. When I clos?

Difficult to say: If you're describing an after image like what you may experience from a camera flash with persistence, this may represent an aura of a migrainal event (with or without headache). If however you are noticing grayed out vision, it maybe retinal or vascular issue. An exam will help to elucidate whether your symptom is eye or other problem. ...Read more

23

23
Frequent itching and open sores on vagina, which are only visible when I take a picture with a camera, not with human eye. What could it be, herpes?

Frequent itching and open sores on vagina, which are only visible when I take a picture with a camera, not with human eye. What could it be, herpes?

Your eyes are best.: With bright light and a mirror you can see much better than any camera. If you have open sores or a persistent itch, see you doc. ...Read more

24

24
The plastic end of my camera strap went into my eye. I have what looks like a small bruise on cornea. How can I treat this? Blurred vision in that eye

The plastic end of my camera strap went into my eye. I have what looks like a small bruise on cornea. How can I treat this? Blurred vision in that eye

Eye trauma: Direct trauma to the eye with blurry vision is cause for concern. You should see a doctor about it today. Do not put any medications in your eye and remove your contacts (if wearing it) until seen by a doctor. ...Read more

25

25
What causes light flashes in front of your eyes?

What causes light flashes in front of your eyes?

Migraines: Migraine auras can be associated with flashing lights, and both vitreous and retinal detachments can be associated with light flashes. Even rubbing your eyes can cause transient light flashes. But repetitive spontaneous flashes need evaluation. ...Read more

26

26
Laid down to sleep. When I closed my eyes I saw flashing white light. Like a strobe light. Only when I close my eyes. Cause for concern?

Laid down to sleep. When I closed my eyes I saw flashing white light. Like a strobe light. Only when I close my eyes. Cause for concern?

No: If it happened once; no reason for any concern.
If happens repeatedly and associated with headache/dizziness or vertigo some times then you should see your doctor for possibility of migrain. ...Read more

27

27
What causes seeing flashes when shutting eyes?

What causes seeing flashes when shutting eyes?

Vitreous detachment: Vitreous detachment, or separation, is the most common cause of new onset flashes. If you have new onset flashes, even if you only notice them when you close your eyes, you should have a thorough eye exam to assess for retinal tears or detachment. ...Read more

28

28
What causes yellow flash when my eyes are closed?

What causes yellow flash when my eyes are closed?

Flashes: Sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; when it pills away, it causes flashes. You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more

29

29
What causes a person to see light flashes when their eyes are closed?

What causes a person to see light flashes when their eyes are closed?

Light flashes: Your description is worrisome for a retinal problem (such as a retinal tear, break, or detachment). Similar issues can be seen in other disorders (such as migraine headaches, optic nerve pathology, etc) but I would recommend seeing an eye doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

30

30
What causes you to see flashes of light even when you close your eyes?

Flashes: Flashes are potentially a sign of a retinal tear or detachment and immediate evaluation is indicated. Other possible causes include intraocular inflammation and stimulation of the retina due to normal aging changes of the vitreous gel in the back of the eye. If you are currently seeing flashes, call an eye doctor immediately. ...Read more