Laser Hair Removal Side Effects - Eye Damage

Perhaps the most brutal and serious risks of laser hair removal is damage to the eye, however it can also be extremely rare. The laser used is very damaging to the human eye and it's energy is absorbed as heat by any colored tissue. So, any direct or stray pulse of light were to enter the eye it could damage the retina and potentially lead to blindness. In order to avoid permanent damage, both patient and doctor have to wear the goggles at all times during the laser process. These specialized sunglasses must block most light energy, especially the wavelength of light that is created by the laser.

If you are treating on your face, make sure that your eyes are covered with small protective goggles, even need to place the metal shields in your eyes. We DO NOT recommended to laser treat anywhere around your eye socket, marked by the orbital bone. Because the laser can shoot at an angle, and your actual eyesocket is much larger than it looks within your skull. The light can touch your eyes and the risk of Uveitis will be increased.

Laser Hair Reduction Risks - Eye Damage

Uveitis specifically refers to any inflammatory process involving the interior of the eye. This problem can happen when using a longer wavelength laser and it might cause redness of the eye, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, dark, floating spots along the visual field and eye pain. This is the precise reason that laser hair reduction clinics cannot treat the eyebrow area, even though many people would love to have their excess eyebrow hair permanently removed.

The Symptoms Of Eye Damage

The burning of retina is a painless process so irreparable damage to the eyes can take place with out any experience of pain. Therefore, medical personnel should suspect that a patient has been exposed to lasers if she reports seeing bright flashes of light, eye discomfort and poor vision, or feeling of unexplained heat.

Invisible Lasers Of 10,600nm Damage

The light sensitive layer of the eye, with a feeling of a burning sensation.

1064nm (Nd:YAG) Damage

Especially hazardous and may initially go undetected because the beam is invisible and retina lacks pain sensory nerves. Photoacoustic retinal damage may be associated with an audible "pop" at the time of exposure.

Visible Lasers Damage

A bright color flash of the emitted wavelength and an after-image of its complementary color.

Color Blindness

After retina is affected, the difficulty in detecting blue or green colors secondary to cone damage.

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