??? CO2 lasers are IR and frequency is the pulse rate not wavelength.IR lasers are OK to play with if you have quality eye protection. Same goes with "high frequency lasers" like C02 10060nm.
Depends on wavelength, CO2 lasers are blocked by acrylic due to it's near 100% absorption rate.Why is it that most safety glasses offer NO protection against IR then?
CO2 lasers typically emit in the 10.6 micron wavelength10060nm is blocked by clear acrylic.
UV borders the X-ray wavelength to but they are entirely differentAnd C02 lasers are bordering the Microwave spectrum.
very much IR,Not really IR anymore.
1342nm and 808nm are Near IR (750nm - 2.5 Micron)1342 is also extremely hard to see even with full spectrum cameras unlike 808nm.
808nm is close to the visible spectrum and all current digital cameras have IR filters over the sensors that progressively block IR as the wavelength increases.Only reason I consider anything above 980nm "Deep" IR is because It's hard to pickup even with a camera.
Yep, I still check in from time to time. Status is the same, no changes - blind spot/poor low light/blurry vision in the right eye. I am reminded every single day of my mistake. You can't ignore a vision problem, unless you close your eyes (which I do sometimes just so I don't see it).@xoul
are u still on this forum? what is the current status of your eye? any improvements...
what was the exact distance between eye&laser?
btw. because of that incidence i decided not to buy a blue class IV laser...
Thanks, Madmacmo. I really appreciate your kind words. If I ever manage to afford the treatment, I will definitely be reporting back with the results.Xoul,
I have been so very sorry for your injury from the beginning and I wish to express my deep gratitude for your sharing with us such a poignant misfortune.
Please know with certainty your candid posts here have reached out to thousands expressing in the most personal of terms the need for safe laser use and the damage that can be caused literally quicker that an eye blink.
To date this thread and your posts within it have been viewed more than a hundred and ten thousand times, which has undoubtedly prevented so very many others from injuring themselves or others.
I do so hope and pray that a treatment will be made available to you that will be able to undo the harm done as you are more than deserving to one day have your loss of vision restored.
It does suck to have lost part of your vision, I don't know if anyone here is up for this but after I buy my next laser I may be able to donate a few $'s to help ya.Thanks, Madmacmo. I really appreciate your kind words. If I ever manage to afford the treatment, I will definitely be reporting back with the results.