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...yup that's pretty much what I said they were

just for future reference Dave, it's much funner for everyone to just speculate on what they believe the truth may be. Just randomly going out onto the interwebz and getting the answer is kinda cheating.
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If you had a bad enough hit, and it disrupted tissue, you could see floaters or detrius.

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If you had a bad enough hit, and it disrupted tissue, you could see floaters or detrius.

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I swear my stringy floaters in my right eye were caused by my laser, but I've never had a direct hit and I've been to an ophthalmologist twice and there's no retinal damage. I don't know why I'd get them all of a sudden after getting a laser.
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I swear my stringy floaters in my right eye were caused by my laser, but I've never had a direct hit and I've been to an ophthalmologist twice and there's no retinal damage. I don't know why I'd get them all of a sudden after getting a laser.
If laser light never entered your eyes in significant amounts, how could it do anything? Maybe you just recently started noticing them because it's good to be carefull with your eyes when using lasers. Or it may be just a coincidence.
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If laser light never entered your eyes in significant amounts, how could it do anything? Maybe you just recently started noticing them because it's good to be carefull with your eyes when using lasers. Or it may be just a coincidence.
I dunno maybe from viewing the dot too close momentarily? I definitely didn't have these before. They're noticeable in artificial light as light grey lines. Before I could only see translucent ones when looking at the sky. The weird thing is that it's the lower end of a class IIIb laser and those are supposed to be safe by definition unless hit directly or by a specular reflection, which has never happened.

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I dunno maybe from viewing the dot too close momentarily? I definitely didn't have these before. They're noticeable in artificial light as light grey lines. Before I could only see translucent ones when looking at the sky. The weird thing is that it's the lower end of a class IIIb laser and those are supposed to be safe by definition unless hit directly or by a specular reflection, which has never happened.
Simply viewing the dot wouldn't cause the floaters without also causing retinal damage and it wouldn't even cause damage normally unless it was a really powerful laser.
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Nah, the 150mW laser definitely caused the floaters.
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I have had floaters since I was a child, as did my father. We both had excellent vision (better than 20/10) his started going down hill ~ mid 40s and mine has started to followed suit. I remember that he once told me that they used to call this phenomenon "pilot's vision".
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I have had floaters since I was a child, as did my father. We both had excellent vision (better than 20/10) his started going down hill ~ mid 40s and mine has started to followed suit. I remember that he once told me that they used to call this phenomenon "pilot's vision".
Dark hair-like ones you can see on a computer screen, etc?
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I've been sleeping fine. I've had it for 4 months now.
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I have them too. Since most classrooms in our school have white walls and whiteboards, I notice them quite often.
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I've had them since I was a kid, and long before I ever had lasers. They're a natural part of your eyeball, and the fact that you are only noticing them 4 months after your supposed laser incident means they're probably completely unrelated.
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