Published online Feb 12, 2014. doi: 10.5318/wjo.v4.i1.1
Revised: January 7, 2014
Accepted: January 17, 2014
Published online: February 12, 2014
Core tip: The selection of the appropriate laser safety eyewear (LSE) and eye shields while performing laser and/or light therapy to the face and periocular region may, among other precautionary measures, prevent the occurrence of ocular complications that can sometimes be severe and even blinding. Since LSE is specific for each particular wavelength, extreme caution should be exercised to avoid selecting the inappropriate LSE. The choice of external or corneal shields for the protection of the patient’s eyes depends on the particular area to be treated.