Signs your eyes may have been damaged during the eclipse
22 August, 2017, 08:44 | Author: Oscar Goodwin
"Our suppliers can not confirm that their suppliers have safe-viewing glasses despite the glasses having been supplied to us as complying with the ISO 12312-2 global safety standard for direct viewing of the Sun", the statement read. Here's how you can tell if you damaged your eyes watching the solar eclipse.
The Vanderbilt Eye Institute opened special clinics specifically to treat eclipse-related eye injuries. Tony Huynh, an ophthalmology specialist with Pacific Medical Centers, told The News Tribune.
"We can train the eyes to look around those blind spots in a way that's different", Lievens said.
Looking straight at the sun is never a great idea. Back in 1962, they watched one in Bend, Oregon.
He said in many cases permanent damage does not show up right away.
Those who didn't use certified eclipse-viewing glasses or alternative methods like a pinhole projector risked injuring their eyes and possible permanent damage.
When your skin gets sunburned, you notice it nearly immediately. Short-term issues can include solar keratitis, which is similar to sunburn of the cornea (the front part of the eye). "If you are experiencing any pain, I recommend you visit your local eyecare professional to be sure your eyes are taken care of", says Dr. Routhier.
Solar retinopathy (damage to the eye's retinal tissue), may occur after viewing the unfiltered sun for just a few seconds, even if the sun is nearly but not entirely eclipsed, as it was in most of OR on Monday morning.
Back in 1962 (before many of us were even born) Lou and his buddy were walking home from school when they chose to check out the partial solar eclipse happening overhead. "It can take a few hours to a few days after viewing the solar eclipse to realize the damage that has occurred". While vision loss doesn't mean you'd go black and see nothing, you'd lose your fine vision, he said.
Experts say you might not have any symptoms immediately. People have been known to wake up and their vision is altered; they have eye pain and sensitivity to light. The next morning, you may have impaired vision, i.e., blurred vision.
Has anyone ever really had their eyes damaged by an eclipse?
If you feel like your vision is off after staring at the sun today, it's definitely worth a trip to the doctor. It's the partial eclipse that you have to worry about. "The typical person who's been injured is going to wait six to 12 months before they know what their ultimate status is going to be". However, the other half partially recover or do not recover.
If diagnosed promptly, Lievens said doctors can help patients live with blind spots caused by sun exposure.
Recovery depends on the extent of exposure and the severity of damage. But the truth is that the sun's rays are not inherently more destructive to your eyes during an eclipse than they are at any other time. Dr. Donohue said look out for the same symptoms in children.
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