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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
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
I am suffering problem with my vision cause with my diabetes having eye blood clut would be good to go for an eye laser to control its damage?
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
I found my 2 yo putting infrared non laser thermometer in his eyes. Can this cause eye damage? Even though there isn't a laser, is there one inside?
Unfocused: Infrared light at low power and brief interval is too far away from the retina to cause permanent damage to the photoreceptors. Typically these type of thermometers do not use excited light emissions or laser technology. We use infrared lasers in the 810nm band to treat the retina and that is a different type of technology. ...Read more