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Can a bright red light damage your eyes?

Can a bright red light damage your eyes?

Prob not: What is the source? If its the setting sun, yes. If its from led, no. If its an argon laser, yes. It also depends on how long was your eye exposed. ...Read more

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Can a projection clock damage eyes i adjust the time and i look straight into he hole to adjust time is has a red light ?

Can a projection  clock damage eyes i adjust the time and i look straight into he hole to adjust time is has a red light ?

Not advisable : Looking into any light for an extended period of time can damage the macula, the center part of the retina, the light sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye & gives sight. Projector clocks use led or filament light sources, which do not have the same severe damaging potential as a laser. Prolonged staring into any light source can damage the macula. Check with the manufacturer. ...Read more

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Postal worker shined the red light laser scanner in my eye from 2 feet away. Looked at it for a few seconds. Any permanent damage to eyes or vision?

Postal worker shined the red light laser scanner in my eye from 2 feet away. Looked at it for a few seconds. Any permanent damage to eyes or vision?

See your eye doctor: If the red light was a laser pointer and you stared at it for milliseconds, you might be okay if it was properly labeled in 3-5 mW, it's the nonlabeled ones (green lasers) that are problematic, but this may be a good time for you to visit your eye doctor anyway to have your annual dilated exam done too, and have them check. Read: rhttp://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-a-pocket-laser-damage ...Read more

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Blue oval-shaped (like the shape of an eye) light in vision when looking at a small source of red light in a dark room. Problem?

Blue oval-shaped (like the shape of an eye) light in vision when looking at a small source of red light in a dark room. Problem?

Need an eye exam....: It is very difficult to say what this is without seeing it. Could be due to irregular corneal surface, lens changes or retina changes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between viral conjunctivitis and keratitis? I'm afraid I have keratitis. My eye is red, light sensitive, teary and blurry

What's the difference between viral conjunctivitis and keratitis? I'm afraid I have keratitis. My eye is red, light sensitive, teary and blurry

Inflammation: Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva (covering on the white part of the eye). Keratitis is inflammation of the cornea (clear layer in front of the iris). Both can be caused by viruses and both can be present at the same time. The light sensitivity and blurred vision could be caused by keratitis. Anytime you have blurred vision you should see your eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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My daughter & I both woke up with redness in the inner corner of our eyes. Hers is bright red mine is more pink. Eyes are not crusty or irritated?

My daughter & I both woke up with redness in the inner corner of our eyes. Hers is bright red mine is more pink. Eyes are not crusty or irritated?

Could be allergic: If the crusting increases, or the eye is painful and draining, it may be a pink eye. only bacterial conjunctivitis needs treatment. You could try an OTC product called Zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops. If any worse it should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Bright red eyes in a photo, could it indicate a medical condition?

Bright red eyes in a photo, could it indicate a medical condition?

No: The red eyes in photos is a reflection of the flash off of the retina. However if one eye is red and the other is not, there could be an eye problem present. ...Read more