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Did I Permanantly Damage My Eye By Looking Into A Laser Scanner At Tj Maxx
Not likely: First, did you lose any vision that you are aware of? If not, then don't worry. Second, the lasers that are used in store check-out registers are of a low level. These are unlikely to cuase damage. Prolonged exposure to laser light of certain wavelengths has been shown to cause damage, but it would have to be intentional. You may want to avoid testing this out, though! ...Read more
I have a scar on my macula at 43 m. In 1988 i worked on lasers in the army- one fired off in eyes. Could the laser have damaged my eye? No prior prob.
Maybe: Lasers and other sources of radiation (like the sun) can certainly affect the macula negatively. However, this would usually affect both eyes. Scars in the macula can occur for a variety of other reasons as well (eg, trauma, retinovascular disease, history of inflammation). The presence of a scar does not necessarily mean that there will be an adverse effects in visual function. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I looked twice to a bar code scanner...can this damage my eyes permanently or affect my brain somehow?
No,: you will be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Builder had a laser level put it on the bench and I started at the green light coming out of the unit can this blind me? Can looking at a laser blind you?
YES: get examined for possible retinal damage.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: If the exposure was brief, and if you did not experience or have not yet experienced any effects from it, you like won't! the laser is concentrated light and, if the eye is exposed and doesn't avert quickly (which it does almost reflexively), it can cause a retinal burn in the central vision! if you are worried, have your eye doctor perform a dilated eye exam to check it out! ...Read more
Can the IPhone 6 flashlight harm my eyes ? Didn't realize the flashlight was on. I looked directly into it by mistake really closely. If so temporary?
No harm: This light is neither intense enough nor focused enough to cause any harm with the glance you described or even a longer look. ...Read more
Can looking at a powerful laser from a Facebook video be bad for your eyes? The laser was only seem through the iPhone screen.
IPhones and Eyes: The power of a laser can cause damage if it shines into your eye. A picture of a laser displayed on a cell phone cannot be any brighter or more powerful than the brightest setting on the phone screen. Therefore, just as looking at a bright picture on the phone will not damage your eyes, neither will a picture of a laser. ...Read more
Can it cause eye damage? If I do as hobby miniature very small mosaic work , i had retinophexy may 9 the bubble is gone nd have catarat in 1 eye
No: Use your eyes to your heart's content. ...Read more
After my cataract surgery i had 2 streaks when i look at any lights at night, my doctor did a yag laser to get rid of the strea none
Post Cat Surgery: Common Post Cataract Surgery Issues: need for glasses still; need YAG laser due to PCO (Posterior Capsular Opacification: happens in 10-25% of patients): YAG laser helps decrease glare/streaks of light patients notice from PCO; more info at: [email protected] ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I have been operating a high powered led microfiche scanner at work. It is a 100 watt red led putting out 633nm wavelength of light. The light source is not sheilded from the operator in any way at all, light constantly hits me in the face and eyes all da
Consider: Protective eyewear.Get a more detailed answer ›
I stared into a 28 lumen led-flashlight for 20 seconds a few times to look at pupils.. Now they hurt. Did I do permanent damage?
Probably not: Although you probably did no permanent damage, that kind of light exposure could be dangerous. ...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
I was shining my mobile flash into my eyes for 5 minutes from 5cm distance to check my pupils after concussion. Could I cause any permanent damage?
I had a head CT was wondering what the red light is on the machine it looked like a laser pointer And can it cause retinal damage?
Hy! I looked into my scanner at home for 20 times (while i scanning), I aware from any eye demage, so this indicent can couse any?
You are probably ok: While I would not recommend looking directly at the light of the scanner (or any other intense light source), having already done that 20 times is unlikely to hurt you. Just look away in the future. ...Read more
I had a retina detachment surgery/scleral buckle 3 months ago. Can i sparr in the ring with a head gear that protects me from direct blows to the eye?
No: A retinal detachment is an extremely dangerous event. You could lose permanent vision in that eye. It also means protecting vision in the other eye very very important. An accidental blow to your head and eye could permanently leave you blind. No amount of head gear can protect you from that. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I recently had lasik done on both eyes. How long is it normal to see a "glow" or halo around lighted objects?
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