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Old 09-30-2011, 11:40 PM #1
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Angry Hit in eye with green

some idiot several metres away hit me in the eye with a greenie, it was about 5mw but no way to tell

i can only describe it as like putting a disposable camera on top of your nose then letting the flash gun off

it made me feel very uncomfortable, i went to an eye specialist a few weeks later and they couldn't see any damage, but could they even tell by then?

i probably won't even see that **** again though, ******...

next time someone puts a laser >1mw in my face i will destroy it


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Glad to hear it was just a 5mW laser. If the doctor said there that there is no damage then I don't see a reason why you should be afraid
There are no spots in your vision are there?
It must be some kind of nerd who bought a cheap greenie to play around with. I hate them.

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Unlikely it would have caused any damage, the human blink reflex is too quick to let that happen at lower powers. If it was 50mW+, then it may have been a different story.

That is the whole idea of the laser pointer bans, stop random people off the street obtaining them. We will always be able to build them ourselves.
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I hate those idiots ! Sometimes i want to punch them on the face !
Glad he didn't damaged your eyes !
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Several years ago at a local gun show,some guy shined a red weapon laser in my eyes for less than a second, I went 100% blind for what seemed like 10 or 15 minutes but in reality it was only maybe a minute or so. I was totally terrified,I didnt know what to do. I was in a large crowd of people but couldnt see anything,I just froze.after a few minutes my vision started coming back. I dont know the power but I'm sure it was way more then 5.
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There are some real ignorant people around - you're probably lucky it wasn't a higher nm laser
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Have to correct that one for you I'm afraid, it's not about the nm it's about the mW.
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pwilson has a point. If the nm is lower i.e 405nm, then the eye cells would photochemically react FASTER than say 532nm. But then again, its sorta down to the mW
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I dont know the power but I'm sure it was way more then 5.
How do you know?

I could probably roughly estimate the power by looking at a lasers beam, but i have no idea how bright it would appear when it hit me straight in the eye. It's something i am not willing to find out, even with a 'safe' laser of 5 or even 1 mW.
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