Protecting your eyes in the laser operating room

Todays OR Nurse. 1995 Jul-Aug;17(4):23-6.


1. Laser protective eyewear is nearly as important to the OR nurse as the surgical mask in an operating room where laser surgery is performed. 2. Most hospitals require OR personnel to wear protective eyewear during laser procedures in voluntary compliance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z136.3 for the safe use of lasers in health care facilities. 3. The basic steps to protecting your eyes are as follows: Select the appropriate eyewear (plastic or glass); make sure the eyewear fits properly; wear the protective lenses during laser testing and operation; and heed your laser safety officer.

MeSH terms

  • Eye Protective Devices*
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy / nursing*
  • Occupational Health*
  • Perioperative Nursing*