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Hit in eye with 1000mw 445nm blue laser

traviemac

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my aviation teacher warned us about them recently (a year and a half ago)
He said they really are still crazy bright when in the cockpit at night, and even east shadows. You're eyes are adjusted to the dark, the lighting in the cabin is even red to make sure your vision is as good as possible. :/ Heres an example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI7Qq1mYQlI
you can see the pilot struggling not to look, lol
 



10fenny

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I just read this whole thing... WOW!
.. I ordered a nicer pair of goggles to replace my old ones like 2 pages in!
 

Marco Polo

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my aviation teacher warned us about them recently (a year and a half ago)
He said they really are still crazy bright when in the cockpit at night, and even east shadows. You're eyes are adjusted to the dark, the lighting in the cabin is even red to make sure your vision is as good as possible. :/ Heres an example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI7Qq1mYQlI
you can see the pilot struggling not to look, lol
The last part of the video was clearly shot in a SIMULATOR and is therefore FAKE - there is no way that beam would be so tightly focused at such a range.

I really hate it when they throw fake garbage like that into an otherwise informative video.
 
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trencheel303

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I stopped taking it seriously at "my aviation teacher".

Respectfully, an aviation teacher is not going to be impartial on the subject.
 

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Just so everyone is aware, the fundraiser is over. I really appreciate everyone who helped contribute, but because I did not raise the necessary funds, and because of some concerns raised with the clinic I was seeking, I will not be pursuing the procedure. I have sent emails through the GiveForward system to the donors to notify them of this decision, and offer refunds.

Again, I do greatly appreciate everyone who was involved! It's wonderful to see that random strangers were willing to donate just so a fool like me can attempt to recover vision I lost due to my own mistake.

Thank you all.
 

VisibleGreen

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Just so everyone is aware, the fundraiser is over. I really appreciate everyone who helped contribute, but because I did not raise the necessary funds, and because of some concerns raised with the clinic I was seeking, I will not be pursuing the procedure. I have sent emails through the GiveForward system to the donors to notify them of this decision, and offer refunds.

Again, I do greatly appreciate everyone who was involved! It's wonderful to see that random strangers were willing to donate just so a fool like me can attempt to recover vision I lost due to my own mistake.

Thank you all.
How have you been fairing with your current vision?

Erm.. heh don't mind the avatar. It's from a silly movie.
 
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xoul

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How have you been fairing with your current vision?

Erm.. heh don't mind the avatar. It's from a silly movie.
Pretty much still the same. The blind spot doesn't seem to be getting any bigger, at least.

And the avatar doesn't bother me lol :p
 

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I don't have anything physically wrong with my eyes, but I know what it is to have a huge blind spot. Every now and then I get a optical migraine (no pain, just symptom) where half of my vision disappears in my right eye. All I can see when this happens is a gray patch, it lasts a couple of minutes and then dissolves away quickly.
 

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I don't have anything physically wrong with my eyes, but I know what it is to have a huge blind spot. Every now and then I get a optical migraine (no pain, just symptom) where half of my vision disappears in my right eye. All I can see when this happens is a gray patch, it lasts a couple of minutes and then dissolves away quickly.
That doesn't sound very normal .. while I don't recognize the symptoms, I hope you had it checked by professionals.
 

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I don't have anything physically wrong with my eyes, but I know what it is to have a huge blind spot. Every now and then I get a optical migraine (no pain, just symptom) where half of my vision disappears in my right eye. All I can see when this happens is a gray patch, it lasts a couple of minutes and then dissolves away quickly.
This is very common, especially with people who experience migraines but not only.
The difference is the type of "blind spot" caused by a laser injury can result in a large "black spot" in your field of vision which never goes away.
 

Rokakku

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As someone who is having eye surgery next week (unrelated issue not laser) it is a fear of mine I'll burn my retina out a day after my eye is fixed haha. Hope you can get fixed up buddy.
 

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As someone who is having eye surgery next week (unrelated issue not laser) it is a fear of mine I'll burn my retina out a day after my eye is fixed haha. Hope you can get fixed up buddy.
Good luck with the surgery. It's nothing to worry about though. You'll be given a pair of very dark goggles to wear outside for a while, and will look like a septuagenarian for a while, but there's no getting around that.
 







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