How to know if your eyes are damaged from the eclipse

Published April 8, 2024


People quoted Abhiniti Mittal in a story about how people could tell if they damaged their eyes by viewing the total solar eclipse. Symptoms of “solar retinopathy” include blurry vision, headache, a blind spot in your central vision in one or both eyes, increased sensitivity to light, distorted vision and changes in the way you see color, known as “dyschromatopsia.” These symptoms may not show up immediately after viewing the eclipse. “In these cases, patients commonly present with vision changes a few days after viewing the eclipse without eye safety,” says Mittal. “Most do recover vision within a few months, but a severe injury can have more prolonged effects.” 

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