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Camera Flash Cause 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
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
What lets you stilll see the flash from a camera after the photo is taken when you close your eyes?
Phosphene: Or stimulated retinal cells haven't reset yet. ...Read more
While taking a snap of my baby who is 4 months old, I used the flash of my camera phone by mistake. Do you think it would affect his eyes?
No worries: A flash from a camera will not effect your babies eyes. Not to worry. ...Read more
Is cell phone camera flash harmful for the eyes? I took a pic by mistake with flash really close to my face
Not a problem: You may get a temporary aftereffect but no harm done. ...Read more
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
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
Weird headache...like a pulse / flicker. Quick and brief like a camera shutter opening and closing. But no lights flashing behind my eyes. Just the flashing feeling. This is the only way I can describe it. I'm really hot & cold and neck pain.?
Headache: Let's do 2nd opinion so we can get better idea of what is going on. ...Read more
A samsung j3 phone video was taken of my 2 month old son, with the led flash on. Camera was approx 10 inches away from his face. Video lasted approx 8 seconds. Should I be concerned of eye damage.?
No,: You don't need to worry about that. Babies will reflexively protect their eyes (e.g. they won't stare at the sun). ...Read more
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
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
Could it be dangerous to put the flash led light of the camera of a mobile phone, used as a torch, into the eye for around 10 seconds?
No: The light from an led light is not bright enough to cause damage. ...Read more
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 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?
Tnfra red light: The amount of infra red light emitted by a camera has no ocular effect. ...Read more
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
My vision occasionally blinks like a camera shutter taking pictures while my eyes r wide open. I'm not actually blinking. This is on n off. Serious?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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