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Doctor insights on: Can Looking At Camera Flashes Change Your Eye Color

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Flashes at corners of eye for the last two three days, once or twice a day. Pain at the back of the head. No blurry or change in vision. Diagnosis?

Flashes at corners of eye for the last two three days, once or twice a day. Pain at the back of the head. No blurry or change in vision. Diagnosis?

Impossible: It is impossible to diagnose your problem without a thorough history and exam. Even then some tests may have to be run to help with a diagnosis. Could be a type of migraine. ...Read more

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Flashes during rubbing my closed right eye and flickering on left eye corner in dark. Reviewed by retina sp - no change. How long until they subside?

Flashes during rubbing my closed right eye and flickering on left eye corner in dark. Reviewed by retina sp - no change. How long until they subside?

Flickering: Fortunately a retina specialist showed no detachments or other retinal pathology in your case. Could the flickering be due to simple floaters which can take different shapes and last indefinitely? ...Read more

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Migraines in right side of head for years, recently getting worse feeling weak shaky and having hot flashes and big mood changes what could this be?

Migraines in right side of head for years, recently getting worse feeling weak shaky and having hot flashes and big mood changes what could this be?

See your doctor: If your headaches are worse, I would encourage you to see your doctor. If you are under additional stress lately, once medical reasons for the increase in headaches have been ruled out, consider speaking with a psychologist and learning stress management techniques as well as hypnosis for pain management. ...Read more

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My vision occassionally blinks like a camera shutter taking multiple pictures, there are no bright flashes in the periphery, any ideas?

My vision occassionally blinks like a camera shutter taking multiple pictures, there are no bright flashes in the periphery, any ideas?

TVO: Your description sounds like transient visual obscurations. This could be related to ocular migraine or can be related to any cause of elevated intracranial pressure. You need to see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a camera flash interfere with the healing of a scratched cornea?

Can a camera flash interfere with the healing of a scratched cornea?

No effect: While a scratched cornea is very light sensitive, healing will take place in the light or in the dark at the same rate. ...Read more

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What distinguishes a migraine from a regular headache? I have occasional headaches where I see "light specs" like from a camera flash. Is it an aura?

What distinguishes a migraine from a regular headache? I have occasional headaches where I see "light specs" like from a camera flash. Is it an aura?

Well...: This is a challenging question, and there are many opinions. I gnereal a migraine headache that is left untreated will last at least 4 hours usually more. There might be symptoms like visual disturbances, and often (but not always) there is an AURA or a symptoms that occurs minutes before like a visual disturbance, or a smell etc... over 50% of migraines affect only half of the head...
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How small are pupils ment to go when light hits them let's say a flash from a camera in a darkish room?

How small are pupils ment to go when light hits them let's say a flash from a camera in a darkish room?

1.5 mm: Normal pupils with normal reactivity can get down to 1.5 mm in diameter in bright light. This and light avoidance is the normal protective reaction. ...Read more

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After exercise I see little black spots like camera flashs in vision against white background, its not floaters. I do get migraines with aura some.

After exercise I see little black spots like camera flashs in vision against white background, its not floaters. I do get migraines with aura some.

Entoptics: What you are seeing are the white blood cells coursing through the vessels of your retina. After exercise because of increased heart contraction those white cells move dramatically more and against a white background they are easily seen. This is a completely normal phenomenon. ...Read more

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Hoffmann's reflex in my right fingers and symmetrical reflex everywhere else, my neurologist said it is caused by degenerative changes in spine suggestd in c-spine camera. Is it true?

Hoffmann's reflex in my right fingers and symmetrical reflex everywhere else, my neurologist said it is caused by degenerative changes in spine suggestd in c-spine camera. Is it true?

Normal reflex: A hoffmann's reflex can be present in an entirely normal patient and in normal patients is more commonly found in those who are naturally hyper-reflexive, which is normal. It may be found in people with arthritis-related changes in the spine vertebrae. If there is spine compression, then red flag symptoms to watch for and see a neurologist include weakness and loss of bowel/bladder control. ...Read more

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How can you change your eye color without contacts?

How can you change your eye color without contacts?

You can't yet: No procedure exists to permanently and safely change your iris color. A procedure in panama - new color iris - is extremely dangerous. See my published papers on the complications. ...Read more

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Is there any way to change your eye color red?

Is there any way to change your eye color red?

Not Naturally: I'm sure you could find colored contacts... or even worse... someone to give you a tattoo. Just be happy with what you have!! Best of luck! ...Read more

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How to change your eye color if you have dark green eyes, without using colored contacts?

Don't: Right now there are no medically safe ways to change eye color beyond colored contacts (and even they have drawbacks). Many have tried and many have lost vision in the process. I am sure your eyes are stunning to everyone, I would leave them that way. ...Read more

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Could you change your eye color permanently?

Could you change your eye color permanently?

Usually no: There are certain drops used to treat glaucoma that can make a hazel or light brown eye turn dark brown. The don't change color in pure blue or dark brown eyes. Other than in that instance, there is no way to safely change eye color permanently. ...Read more

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How do you permanently change your eye color?

How do you permanently change your eye color?

Eye drops: Certain glaucoma medications can make your blue eyes or green eyes brown. I would not advise taking these medications though, just to get your eyes darker. ...Read more