Top
20
Doctor insights on: Mass Health Laser Eye

Share
1

1
Does mass health cover eye surgery?

Does mass health cover eye surgery?

It should but: It may not cover purely cosmetic procedures. It's best to check with your ophthalmologist and insurance advocate or repres ntative (call Mass health) to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
9 Doctors shared insights

Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more


2

2
Can presentation laser pointers be damaging to your eyes?

Can presentation laser pointers be damaging to your eyes?

Yep: They are very low power instruments, but they have been known to cause retinal damage if shined directly into the eye for long enough. ...Read more

3

3
What would happen if you shine a laser pen in someone's eyes?

What would happen if you shine a laser pen in someone's eyes?

Probably nothing: There is no reason to do this, especially if the other person is prone to anger or misunderstanding. Laser range finders had been associated with eye damage many years ago, but not laser pointers. ...Read more

4

4
What is laser ablation inductively coupled mass spectrometry (laicpms)?

What is laser ablation inductively coupled mass spectrometry (laicpms)?

Chem. Analysis: First a laser beam is focused on a sample surface to generate fine particles = Laser Ablation. The particles are transported to a secondary excitation source for digestion and ionization of the sample. The excited ions in the plasma torch are subsequently introduced to a mass spectrometer detector for analysis to a part per billion sensitivity. Uses really tiny samples, gets results in a flash. ...Read more

5

5
Hi docs, is it true that presentation laser pointers are slowly damaging to your eyes?

Do not point at eye: It is never safe to point laser lights directly at the eye. Reflections off mirrors or magnified by binoculars or the like can amplify the light signal and become more dangerous. Injury CAN occur base on exposure time and power. There is no evidence that the proper use of presentation lasers pointing at lecture material would be harmful to the eyes. ...Read more

6

6
Couldstandard/scanning lasers damage your eye sight?

Couldstandard/scanning lasers damage your eye sight?

No: The lasers used in medical treatment of diseases do not scan, they focus on the part of the body to be treated. Scanning lasers read bar codes, but do not focus to do so. ...Read more

7

7
If someone points a laser at your eye, will your vision be clouded?

If someone points a laser at your eye, will your vision be clouded?

There is a risk: Laser pointers can cause damage to the retina. Although certain wavelengths of light are worse, it is best to assume that any direct "hit" from the laser can cause significant and possibly permanent vision loss. ...Read more

8

8
Did I permanantly damage my eye by looking into a laser scanner at tj maxx?

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

9

9
How does laser therapy work in eyes?

How does laser therapy work in eyes?

Two general types: Lasers are used to treat certain medical conditions: ie, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy. The laser used heats the target tissues. Lasers are often used to remove a clouded membrane that can form after cataract surgery. Most people hear about laser vision correction, eg lasik, in which a cold laser is used to reshape the front of the eye (cornea) to minimize the need for glasses. ...Read more

10

10
What is a good post laser eye drops.?

What is a good post laser eye drops.?

From eye doctor: The doctor who treated your eye probably has given to you or prescribed eyedrops for the immediate period. You might need over the counter lubricating eyedrops in the long run. Check first with your doctor. ...Read more

11

11
How safe is an eye-operation by laser?

How safe is an eye-operation by laser?

Specific Lasik Surge: Once you are determined to be an ideal candidate for laser vision surgery, it is indeed a predictable surgery with a high level of safety index. So the key point here is to make sure tha you're having a customized laser vision surgery and not just some cookie-cutter lasik. ...Read more

12

12
Would a laser operation of eye be safe?

Would a laser operation of eye be safe?

Yes: Absolutely, I had one of my eyes done 10 years ago and it was the best thing I ever did for myself. I see near with one eye and far with the other. My brain figures out how to do it and I do not even notice. Btw I was a little concerned that it would affect my depth perception. It did not. Free from glasses is amazing! ...Read more

13

13
Is there any precautions for laser eye correction?

Is there any precautions for laser eye correction?

Make sure you don't: Have a severe dry eye condition or any other corneal diseases. Also see whether or not you like mono vision correction or not. At your age it will probably not be an issue. Ask how this laser surgery will affect the A scan when you'll need cataracts at 70 or so. Know that you may still need glasses for reading down the road. How satisfied are you with 20/30 vision? Ask about halos at night driving? ...Read more

15

15
Could the eye heal its self after laser pointer damage?

Could the eye heal its self after laser pointer damage?

Depends: If the laser damaged the central portion, the fovea, then the loss might not disappear but if the area is small it will eventually be ignored. If the damage is further out, it will click disappear from consciousness. Light receptor cells do not recover if permanently damaged. ...Read more

16

16
Had eye laser recently, will my night glare be permanent?

Had eye laser recently, will my night glare be permanent?

Probably not: By "eye laser", I assume you are referring to lasik or prk, i, e, a procedure done on the cornea to correct your vision without glasses. It is very common to experience night glare for a few weeks following these procedures which generally improves and goes away over time. It is usually worse with treatments of higher corrections and in patients with larger pupils. ...Read more

17

17
Will a normal laser pointed directly at your eye blind you?

Will a normal laser pointed directly at your eye blind you?

Possibly: This depends upon what you term a "normal" laser. All lasers have the potential to cause damage but you need it aimed at the central portion (the fovea) and the length of the exposure needs to be long enough. This is not something worth risking, so do not look at lasers nor should you point one at anyone else. ...Read more

18

18
Can people with nystagmus be helped by laser eye correction?

Can people with nystagmus be helped by laser eye correction?

No: Laser vision correction can be though of as a substitute for glasses or contacts, a fix for the refractive error of the eye. Laser vision can't correct other problems in the visual system, though, such as retinal problems, optic nerve problems, nystagmus, misalignment of the eyes, etc. ...Read more

19

19
Can a eye oct exam detect burnt spot from a laser pointer? Ty

Can a eye oct exam detect burnt spot from a laser pointer? Ty

Yes: OCT's can easily detect laser damage. Although laser pointers (at least the ones available in the U.S.) do not have enough power to damage the retina. ...Read more

20

20
If a laser flashes in your eye from a distance can it Blind you?

If a laser flashes in your eye from a distance can it Blind you?

Possible: The FDA did a quick review of all the types of lasers, some of them are more dangerous than others. Attached is a picture with the more dangerous lasers. ...Read more