[OT] Interesting trip

Bob Hemus ol.bob
Thu Mar 15 11:09:10 PDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-03-15 at 10:48 -0700, Bill Campbell wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2007, Alma J Wetzker wrote:
> >Chong Yu Meng wrote:
> >> On Wed, 2007-03-14 at 12:49 -0700, Bill Campbell wrote:

> >Warning:  Do not look into laser with remaining eye.
> A friend worked at Fairchild outside of D.C. years ago, and they
> were using some very high-powered lasers in their research.  One
> of Larry's co-workers reached across a bench to pick up a pack of
> cigarettes, losing his hand as he reached through a laser beam.

> Bill
Back in 1979 I was treated for diabetic retinopathy with laser burns in
my eyes.  It's still the only treatment.  I've got over 8,000 burns on
each retina.  I've lost two full stops of light sensitivity, but can
still see.  It didn't affect the 20/20 part of the vision, only the
light gathering and night vision and color blindness.  Oh, the other
thing, it caused catarcts about 20 years later.

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