Picosecond blue light laser damage to the eye



Submitted by deanp1986 on Thu, 08/29/2019 - 02:38
United Kingdom
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Hi could you help me?

I've just done a laser eyebrow tattoo removal on my face using a picosecond blue light laser pen, but I think I've exposed my eyes to the radiation deflecting from the skin (not directly from the beam).

The exposure wasn't long, probably 5 seconds in each eye, I didn't realize that I had to wear protective goggles. My vision is fine, but I'm worried that there's damage to the retina, will I be ok?

My vision has no problems, and shall I book an eye test? Will the retina heal on its own if there's any minor damage? 

Many thanks for your time.


Thanks for your Question

These products that use laser for tattoos removal are always come with protective goggle which should be used all the time while you are using this pen. Laser can cause damage to your eyes if you look directly to it but reflected laser from skin has little to no effect on your eyes.

In case you notice any eye floaters or blurry vision you have to go to your eye doctor otherwise there is nothing to worry about.