• The Solar Eclipse Burned a Crescent Shape Into This Woman's Eye

    7 days ago - By Time

    The total solar eclipse in August came with a well-publicized warning: Whatever you do, don't stare at the sun without protective glasses.
    What got less publicity, according to Dr. Avnish Deobhakta, was how to choose the right protective glasses -and that knowledge gap has fueled a case study the assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published in JAMA Ophthalmology on Thursday.
    In the case study, Deobhakta and his colleagues describe the plight of a 20-something woman who viewed the eclipse through what turned out to be defective glasses. Four...
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  • Solar retinopathy photoreceptor damage post-eclipse mimics shape of solar rim

    Solar retinopathy photoreceptor damage post-eclipse mimics shape of solar rim

    7 days ago - By Healio

    Acute solar retinopathy can present with foveal cone photoreceptor mosaic disturbances on adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscopy imaging, as seen in the case of a woman who presented with acute retinopathy symptoms after viewing the solar eclipse in August.
    “This study can potentially assist in helping optometrists in identifying and helping to further investigate patients who might have laser or eclipse-related damage," researcher Avnish Deobhakta, MD, told Primary Care Optometry News.
    “Patients with clinical histories of a persistent visual dark spot, metamorphopsia or
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