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Technology Signs of eye damage from staring at solar eclipse

00:56  22 august  2017
00:56  22 august  2017 Source:   msn.com

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Ophthalmologists expect to see a few patients who might have injured to their eyes by staring at the sun during Monday's solar eclipse . Called solar retinopathy, the injury occurs when the sun rays damage the retina, a layer of light-sensitive cells in the back of the eye .

"However I do see and treat many cases that are very similar to solar retinopathy every day." Absent a solar eclipse , solar retinopathy is mostly diagnosed among individuals who gaze at the sun during religious rituals, or are exposed to the sun. 1/2. APA citation: Signs of eye damage from staring at

ISLE OF PALMS, SC - AUGUST 21: Eclipse fans wait for the clouds to clear so they can view the total solar eclipse from the one of last vantage points where totality would be visible on August 21, 2017 in Isle of Palms, S.C. It's been 99 years since a total solar eclipse crossed the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The total solar eclipse on June 8, 1918, crossed the States from Washington to Florida.© Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images ISLE OF PALMS, SC - AUGUST 21: Eclipse fans wait for the clouds to clear so they can view the total solar eclipse from the one of last vantage points where totality would be visible on August 21, 2017 in Isle of Palms, S.C. It's been 99 years since a total solar eclipse crossed the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The total solar eclipse on June 8, 1918, crossed the States from Washington to Florida.

Ophthalmologists expect to see a few patients who might have injured to their eyes by staring at the sun during Monday's solar eclipse.

Called solar retinopathy, the injury occurs when the sun rays damage the retina, a layer of light-sensitive cells in the back of the eye.

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So you decided to ignore all the warnings leading up to the 2017 solar eclipse , and stared directly at the sun without wearing protective eyewear. So if you think you stared at the sun for a bit too long, here's what you need to know about signs of potential eye damage .

After the eclipse was over in much of the country, searches for " eyes hurt" skyrocketed. While people spent the days leading up the celestial event eagerly searching for eclipse glasses, many have anxious about how the solar eclipse can damage your eyes .

Patients may lose their central vision and only be able to see via their side vision. They may develop blurred vision and headache or lose the ability to see colors.

These symptoms may develop immediately or in the hours after staring at the sun.

"Solar retinopathy is not very common," said Dr. Jaime Membreno, an ophthalmologist at Retina Macula Specialists in Winter Park, Fla., in an email. "However I do see and treat many cases that are very similar to solar retinopathy every day."

Absent a solar eclipse, solar retinopathy is mostly diagnosed among individuals who gaze at the sun during religious rituals, or are exposed to the sun for long periods of time during sunbathing. There are also case reports of retinal injury in individuals who have stared at the sun when under the influence of drugs, including marijuana.

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But despite the allure of the solar eclipse , looking directly at the sun can seriously damage your eyes . But if you've already gone ahead and done it, you're probably wondering: what are the signs of eye damage after an eclipse ? So don't stare at the sun. Seriously.

Ophthalmologists expect to see a few patients who might have injured to their eyes by staring at the sun during Monday's solar eclipse . Unprotected eclipse gazing can result in serious damage to eyes – Aug 16, 2017.

When turns directly toward the sun, retinal cells get overstimulated by light and produce a chemical, which in excess amounts can damage the surrounding tissue, according to this article.

There's no specific treatment for solar retinopathy, although doctors can accurately diagnose it with today's available technology.

Recovery depends on the extent of exposure and the severity of damage. Some studies show that most patients recover their vision, usually within a year, although some long-term damage remains.

See an eye doctor if you think you might have damaged your eye.

Dr. Javier Perez, an ophthalmologist at Orlando Eye Specialists said in an email on Monday that he was "expecting a few patient after the eclipse," but wasn't sure how many.

After solar eclipse, Americans' eyes seem mostly none the worse .
<p>Eye doctors who had braced themselves for at least a few patients after a dazzling solar eclipse swept the United States cautiously exhaled on Tuesday, with some hospitals reporting zero cases of damaged vision so far.</p>Eye doctors who had braced themselves for at least a few patients after a dazzling solar eclipse swept the United States cautiously exhaled on Tuesday, with some hospitals reporting zero cases of damaged vision so far.

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