Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums - discuss green laser pointers, blue laser pointers, and all types of lasers



Laser Pointer Store

Guys just got a 1W 445nm in my eye please help!

hwang21

New member
Joined
Mar 27, 2013
Messages
2,351
Likes
96
Points
0
Accidents like these should be the only accidents with lasers, accidents when protection was at least attempted. I wouldn't be surprised if someone has deliberately shined a fairly high-power laser into their eyes without the slightest clue that they just ruined their eyes

But yes you need real goggles, I would even say to get a good pair of laser goggles before you get a laser. Don't skimp out on goggles. A hospital bill will far outweigh the cost of the goggles. LaserGlow makes excellent ones, but they are a bit pricey. If anything, get the Uvex ones, but I would recommend you buy goggles once and buy the good ones to begin with

Do keep us posted, wishing you a full recovery
 
Last edited:

hakzaw1

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 2, 2009
Messages
9,182
Likes
1,339
Points
113
While I AM concerned w/ what happened- this thread perhaps should have never been made-- why? because 'others' will take this and spin it and make all of us look dangerous AND the advice you really need should come from an Eye Doctor NOT a hobby forum--

there have been countless posts about eye ware and only a FOOL would take such risks knowingly..

If you think this thread will make others think more about safety you are wrong as that did not work for you--did it??-you should consider deleting the OP or changing it as well as the title of this thread-- no good for the forum can come from this..only bad.
 
Joined
Apr 1, 2015
Messages
180
Likes
92
Points
0
Blimey! :eek:

I wish you the fullest and speediest recovery possible.

The only time I don't wear glasses is at night aimed skyward, or outdoors if I'm getting the beam to travel a great distance.

It's like weapon safety to an extent. Like my ear defenders, I put the safety glasses on prior to loading the weapon/putting batteries in. I keep the muzzle/business end pointed safely and my finger away from the trigger/button. It's much the same, 100% accountability at all times. Lasers are so damn dangerous if you lapse in concentration for even a second.

Glasses/goggles should be on and stay on prior to operation of a laser.

I really hope you will recovery fully, and soon. I'm glad you've seen a Dr. for an initial assessment.
 

SB241

New member
Joined
Mar 21, 2015
Messages
31
Likes
3
Points
0
Like hwang21, I also have a pair Laser Glow OD+7 glasses and can't say enough good things about them. They are crystal clear compared to my Eagles +5. Both are very good glasses and while not cheap at $40-$80 a pair my eyes are worth Much More.

In my mind you should own a GOOD set of protective glasses before you buy/build your first laser. With that said OP, I hope you make a full recovery.
 

ujelytek

New member
Joined
Mar 14, 2014
Messages
34
Likes
2
Points
0
Aright guys, I had three tests taken on 04-15-2015 (posted above).

Was a very fast group of tests which all took a total of 1h 20min appx.

First I was given a "Field test". In this test i put my head into a machine with a white egg shaped top with a part of it chopped off ... egg> () machine> |)
Anyway, I put my chin on a small shelf thing and look into the hollowness of the half egg machine. Everything is white except for a red laser peeking through one of the 6 small holes and one hole relatively larger which has an optic fibre put through it. First I am told to look in between the four dots and click a button (i'm holding a remote with a button) when ever I see a orange dot flash in between (there must be orange LED's behind white plastic). It starts out bright and as it flashes it gets smaller and smaller. Then when that semi-activity was done I was told to look at the optic fibre at the very top for about 10 to 15 seconds and not blink or move at all because a small laser was analysing my eye (I'm assuming the laser is class 2 and this analysis was not analysis the inside of my eye). Then when that semi-activity was done I was told to stare at the optic fibre and click whenever I saw a orange flash anywhere within my field of view (you guessed it :D this is the field of view test). This took about 10 minutes and it was done for both eyes separately.

Then the lady told put pupil dilation stuff in my eye and put me in the room where people were waiting for their pupils to dilate (if a bright eye shines on a pupil dilated by the chemicals it will not contract as it should).

20-30 minutes later...

I am actually totally blanking on the second test right now :( this happened about a week ago. When I get my test results it should jog my memory and I will update :)

The third test...

The most exciting test. The man whom might either be a doctor or a technician
shows me into a room with a machine about the size of 1.75m off the ground and 0.4m wide. This machine is a camera with tons of LLLLLLLLLLAAAAAASSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I asked about it and the dude told me it was made in Japan so apparently it has to be really good (what a funny guy) then I was supposed to put my chin on another small shelf thing attached to the camera and take pictures of each eye. What happens is when I look into the camera... it looks back at me :O *mind blown* just kidding, although that's basically what happens, there's is an image of a big green X made up of small dots and red lines of lasers scamming along the x-axis and the y-axis. The guy tells me to look at the x at the centre while he takes a picture and then far off at the edge of my to take a picture of my optic nerve. This processes was done 2 times for each eye because the first time we took pictures of my eyes he did not use the red lasers. Then when ever he took a picture of my eyes, an incandescent light would flash very brightly (actually now that I think of it it actually might have been a xenon high energy discharge lamp) and this gave me freaking blow to the mind every time cause my pupils were dilated ALOT. This gave me a headache :(

Well that's all there is so far. Next I will meet up with an actually eye specialist dude in my local area on the 27th. One thing which does worries me is that i'm only gonna finally see someone who will tell me what is happening in my eye two weeks after I injured it, because...

lazerman121 says
"took me 3 weeks to see one by then there was nothing they could do."

soooo, im worried two weeks has been too long and by the time the docs diagnoses my condition it will be too late to fix anything. :'(

@mortuus btw mortuus I think those home made goggles actually saved my eyes from having a black spot because the laser was extremely close to my face and pretty well focused. I honestly think that god has saved my eyes from bring burned to a crisp cuase... the laser was close... 1W... extremely strong wavelength... and focused to close range... god definitely had a part in this.
 

ujelytek

New member
Joined
Mar 14, 2014
Messages
34
Likes
2
Points
0
While I AM concerned w/ what happened- this thread perhaps should have never been made-- why? because 'others' will take this and spin it and make all of us look dangerous AND the advice you really need should come from an Eye Doctor NOT a hobby forum--

there have been countless posts about eye ware and only a FOOL would take such risks knowingly..

If you think this thread will make others think more about safety you are wrong as that did not work for you--did it??-you should consider deleting the OP or changing it as well as the title of this thread-- no good for the forum can come from this..only bad.
Thanks for the concern hakzaw1. I want you guys to understand That I created this thread in panick and then thoght that I could show you guys the process of what happens to a person who got a strong laser in their eye. If you guys want me to delete this I will and if you guys want me to change the title please give suggestions :)
 

InfinitusEquitas

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 27, 2011
Messages
16,032
Likes
909
Points
113
Thanks for the concern hakzaw1. I want you guys to understand That I created this thread in panick and then thoght that I could show you guys the process of what happens to a person who got a strong laser in their eye. If you guys want me to delete this I will and if you guys want me to change the title please give suggestions :)
IMHO leave it the way it is. There is nothing bad in this thread.

If you can update the original post with what happened, and what's been happening since, it would be great though.
 

ujelytek

New member
Joined
Mar 14, 2014
Messages
34
Likes
2
Points
0
Hello again guys! On April 27th I went to a eye doctor in my area and he did a lot of visions tests and concluded that my eye sight is actually better than 20/20 :) but the burn made by the laser so so powerful the cells in my retina " are just gone" and I wI'll always have the blind spot. The 1 watter just just fried me retina and the doctor could see that because the scar looks really red and that means that there are visible blood vessels (blood vessels are right behind the Retina). Furthermore The doc says I am extremely lucky that a laser with such power didn't do more damage because he's has seen people get blinded by less brighter light sources such as the sun. Also I'm scheduled for another appointment at the doc in three months and I'll probably be hearing from st josephs about my OCT scan results soon(forgot to mention that this will determine exactly how deep the burn is ).
 

icecruncher

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 2, 2008
Messages
1,245
Likes
161
Points
63
Good to hear, it wasn't worse than a blind spot.

And next time the little blue light come on........:whistle:

Hello again guys! On April 27th I went to a eye doctor in my area and he did a lot of visions tests and concluded that my eye sight is actually better than 20/20 :) but the burn made by the laser so so powerful the cells in my retina " are just gone" and I wI'll always have the blind spot. The 1 watter just just fried me retina and the doctor could see that because the scar looks really red and that means that there are visible blood vessels (blood vessels are right behind the Retina). Furthermore The doc says I am extremely lucky that a laser with such power didn't do more damage because he's has seen people get blinded by less brighter light sources such as the sun. Also I'm scheduled for another appointment at the doc in three months and I'll probably be hearing from st josephs about my OCT scan results soon(forgot to mention that this will determine exactly how deep the burn is ).
 
Last edited:




Top