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This evening I used an IPL home device for hair removal

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Hi. This evening I used an IPL home device for hair removal without eye protection. Even though I tried to keep my eyes closed when triggering the flash or looking away, I started to experience dry red eyes at just about 6 hours after treatment and gradually worsen. The discomfort I have is not very bad at the moment but I’m worried it might be something serious. Is this an emergency? Thank you!

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How is your vision?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I have some photophobia but my vision is not blurred

As you were looking away and you're eyes were closed for most the time, this will not cause any permanent damage to your eyes.

These symptoms that you are having are reversible.

This is not an emergency.

You just need to make sure that you rest your eyes for a few hours.

Have a good sleep.

You will be fine by morning.

Nothing to worry about. But make sure that you wear protection in future

Let me know if you have any queries.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you so much for your help!

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