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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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