Eyes and solar eclipse

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 08/22/2017 - 09:41
Country
United States
Age
22
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

I wear eye glasses to see distant

Question

 

 

Hi,

Ever since the eclipse i started feeling cautious and my stomach has had pains,  I look at it about 30 seconds with the glasses on and on accident I look at it for about 3 seconds with out the glasses on, i need to know what steps i should take and what I need to do.  

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

Solar eclipse can cause damage to the epithelial layer of the cornea and cause dryness and epithelial defects which usually occur immediately after the exposure and you will feel pain and foreign body sensation and usually are self limited and might need lubrications with no permanent damage.

Solar retinopathy occurs when the retina is affected and can occur immediately after the exposure or within 1-2 weeks and it can cause temporary or permanent visual loss.

If you notice any changes in your vision you should contact your eye doctor

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