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Special goggles should be worn by everyone in the treatment room, and a warning sign posted on the closed door during treatrment to protect the delicate retina (eyes) should the laser make contact with the eyes - an unusual but possible scenario.
Potential rare complications include thermal skin burns, numbness and occasional deep vein thrombosis. The laser, properly used, is very safe. Patients wear protective glasses during the procedure to protect their eyes from the laser.
The laser is entirely safe if handled correctly. As an insurance against eye injury, some facilities will give you special dark glasses.