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For how long would you need to stare into a laser pointer to lose your vision?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Depends

Don't try this. Laser pointers even with low mw energy produce a concentrated beam of light further focused by your eye.
This can permanently burn a spot on your retina. Ophthalmologists have seen damage with even the weakest laser pointers . These are not toys. A there are more high powered lasers which will do the burn in a hurry.

In brief: Depends

Don't try this. Laser pointers even with low mw energy produce a concentrated beam of light further focused by your eye.
This can permanently burn a spot on your retina. Ophthalmologists have seen damage with even the weakest laser pointers . These are not toys. A there are more high powered lasers which will do the burn in a hurry.
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