Eye injuries from eclipse reportedly nonexistent at optometry offices, hospitals

President Trump looked directly at the solar eclipse as an aide begged him not to do

President Trump looked directly at the solar eclipse as an aide begged him not to do

For example, in a 2002 study, 13 out of 15 patients in England with solar retinopathy resulting from viewing an eclipse in 1999 had normal vision in an eye exam eight to 12 months later. This can cause eye pain and light sensitivity, with symptoms often occurring within 24 hours after exposure. In Northeast Ohio, sky watchers saw a partial solar eclipse, with about 80 percent of the sun obscured by the moon. Scientists and medical professionals warned that staring directly at the sun without protective glasses - even for a moment - could cause permanent damage to retinas.

Also, the moon's covering makes it less painful to look at the sun longer, OH optometrist Michael Schecter told USA Today, which he noted was part of the problem.

Dr. Angie Wen from Mount Sinai Hospital also said that patients experience headaches and nausea that are connected with changes in their vision should have themselves checked for any eye damage.

Though the searches for "eyes hurt" skyrocketed nearly immediately after the eclipse, there are actually no immediate symptoms associated with damage to the retina, which doesn't have pain receptors, ophthalmologists say. He also says some residents voiced concerns over vision damage due to peaking at the eclipse before totality. "When you look directly at the sun, the intensity of the light and the focus of the light is so great on the retina that it can cook it", Dr. Christopher Quinn, president of the American Optometric Association, told CNN.

Mylar filters: Aluminized mylar plastic sheets are available as eclipse vision glasses or can be cut and made into a viewing box.

It's "not something where you say, 'Oh, I damaged my eye, and I'll live with it forever, '" Volpe said.

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Looking directly at the sun can cause solar retinopathy, retinal damage from exposure to solar radiation, she said.

If you're feeling a little weird - some people have posted on social media about having headaches and nausea - after looking at the eclipse, it could be a sign of something else.

Emerson and his children watched the eclipse from a cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina, using the safety glasses and a pinhole projector.

"When you burn your retina it's burned". "So, any sudden change of vision that stays and is permanent, come and get looked at".

If you are experiencing symptoms, you should see an eye doctor.

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