Why Wear Laser Goggles In Surgery

Laser safety goggles are an essential part of laser safety equipment.

Wearing Laser Goggles in Surgery

Why Wear Laser Goggles In SurgeryWearing laser goggles in surgery is important for a variety of reasons. During surgery, the doctor needs to wear laser goggles to protect her/his eyes from harmful scattered, reflected, or direct laser radiation from the laser itself. Laser glasses also serve as splash protection and keep your eyes safe during operation. The patient needs to have his/her eyes protected during the surgery as well, either via blockouts or with a pair of laser safety glasses. Any other personnel in the room should also be wearing laser safety glasses so that their eyes are also protected.

Here’s why you need to wear laser goggles in surgery:

  • Laser goggles will protect your eyes from potentially blinding or permanently injurious laser exposure.
  • Laser goggles should be worn by all personnel in the room, as well as the patient (unless the patient is wearing blockouts, which are better if she/he is unconscious).
  • Laser safety glasses should be designated as required attire for anyone entering the room, and the room should have warning signs notifying those who may enter that a laser hazard exists.
  • If you’re working with a laser and don’t wear laser safety glasses, one mistake could result in permanent eye injury or blindness.
  • Laser goggles are a necessary part of the safe operation of a laser.

If you’re working with lasers, don’t risk the loss of your eyesight! Wear laser safety goggles whenever a laser hazard is present.

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2 Responses to Why Wear Laser Goggles In Surgery
  1. Bill Brown
    June 13, 2014 | 3:36 pm

    The safety of your eyes is very important. I can understand your concern. Without knowing all of the specifics, I really can’t give a definite answer to you. But as with all safety issues, more protection is better than less. If you are concerned I would ask the Doctor to provide you with either glasses to wear during the procedure, or at the very least a patient eye blockout patch or device. You can find those on our website at http://www.phillips-safety.com/laser-safety/laser-safety-glasses.html
    Better to be safe than sorry, your Doctors insurance company might feel the same.

  2. Tess Luff
    June 10, 2014 | 11:58 pm

    I’ve had a laser fillings with resin. My dentist protected her eyes but didn’t protect mine. I’m worry about the radiation, when I questioned her she said that she used gogols because she do it all the time but once was ok.

    Should I worry about it?

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