Laser Emergencies


Any individual with an actual or suspect laser-induced injury must:

  • Seek medical attention immediately.
  • Notify the Laser Safety Officer or 305-243-3269 within 48 hours.

 Eye Injury

Seek treat at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute:

  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    900 NW 17th St
    Emergency Room 2nd Floor
    Miami, FL 33136
  • Lennar Foundation Medical Center
    5555 Ponce de Leon Blvd
    3rd Floor
    Coral Gables, FL 33146

Eye examination must include:

  • Ocular History
  • Visual Acuity
  • Macular Function
  • Color Vision
  • Examination of the Ocular Function

 Skin Injury

Seek treatment at the nearest Emergency Department.

Skin examination includes:

  • Previous skin abnormalities
  • Family dermatological history
  • Medication history

Further examination and testing may be done at the discretion of the medical provider.



  • Turn off laser if safe to do so
  • Extinguish fire, if:
    • Safe to do so
    • You have had fire extinguisher training
  • Evacuate the laser room and close the door
  • Alert others and pull the fire alarm if safe to do so
  • Evacuate the building
  • Call 911

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