Mobile phone use after laser eye treatment?

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by Gary, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. Gary

    Gary Guest

    Given that's it's common knowledge that the signal from mobile phones does
    heat tissue, I wonder if this could be a factor in healing after treatment,
    especially with prolonged use.

    Has there been any studies done to see the effects?
     
    Gary, Mar 4, 2006
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  2. Gary

    serebel Guest

    They lasered the eyes not the ears.
     
    serebel, Mar 5, 2006
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  3. Gary

    Gary Guest

    <sigh>
     
    Gary, Mar 5, 2006
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  4. Gary

    Gary Guest

    Gary, Mar 5, 2006
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  5. Gary

    serebel Guest

    If you want to think that cell phone use harms eyesight then bully for
    you.
    That article sounds like junk science from the world is flat people.
     
    serebel, Mar 6, 2006
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  6. Gary

    Dan Abel Guest

    The answers about EMF aren't all in. Still, it cracks me up that people
    who are concerned about a .1 watt cell phone think nothing of walking
    under a power line carrying millions of watts.
     
    Dan Abel, Mar 6, 2006
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  7. Gary

    Gary Guest

    I'm an electronics engineer with extensive experience of radio
    transmissions. When it comes to the eyes there is potential for damage,
    despite what some may think as nonsensical scaremongering. If you, or
    Serebel wish, I'll be glad to send you both 10mW microwave transmitters,
    which have warnings about the serious damage caused by staring into the
    waveguide aperture. If you don't believe this can damage your eyes, you're
    welcome to give it a try. The important thing to remember is the frequencies
    in use.

    As for that study being "junk science" then I'm afraid you're wrong. If you
    didn't read the article in full, here's the conclusion from Dr Michael
    Clark, a spokesman for the Health Protection Agency here in the UK.
    " "This is a good piece of work that is properly published and we are
    looking at it carefully," he said. "If future research delivers the same or
    similar results then public health practices may need to be re-examined." "
     
    Gary, Mar 6, 2006
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  8. Gary

    serebel Guest

    Okay Gary you win, don't use a cell phone. See, it's easy after all.
     
    serebel, Mar 7, 2006
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  9. Gary

    Gary Guest

    It's not a case of 'winning'...

    People make judgements on things sometimes in ignorance, which is
    understandable, but it's important to have an open mind and look at the
    facts, rather than leaping to unfounded conclusions, one way or the other.

    For example, Dan's analogy is specious, he cannot grasp, or fails to
    realise, that there's a huge difference between a power line which is simply
    *carrying* power (with minimal resistance, therefore with neglible
    dissipation) and a device which is dissipating power directly. If you were
    to walk under a source of megawatts being dissipated within a small area,
    then, depending on the distance, you'll either be rather warm or totally
    fried.

    Personally I don't think that brief use of mobile phones is a concern, but
    for those who use them for extended periods (and not using a hands-free
    system) should certainly be made aware of the the potential risks.

    Regards
    Gary
     
    Gary, Mar 7, 2006
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  10. Gary

    Dan Abel Guest


    My argument is specious, but not for the reason you state. It is the
    absorption of the radiation that is potentially harmful. Many people
    feel that 60Hertz is not absorbed. We all know that microwaves are
    absorbed by living tissue. Cell phones are getting up into the
    microwave frequencies, which makes some people uncomfortable.
     
    Dan Abel, Mar 7, 2006
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  11. Gary

    serebel Guest


    Indeed.
     
    serebel, Mar 8, 2006
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