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On August 21stof 2017 America was able to view a true spectacle. The “Great American Eclipse” allowed viewers in its path to see a total solar eclipse while the entire contiguous United States was able to witness at least a partial eclipse.
During that time EYESPOT was featured in the media to educate viewers on how they can ensure eye safety while witnessing the rare eclipse. You should never view a solar eclipse without the use of proper protective eyewear to ensure you don’t develop vision loss from solar retinopathy.
Robert Wong, MD, a retinal specialist in Austin TX, retrospectively analyzed retinal complications reported to the American Society of Retinal Specialists Research and Safety in Therapeutics Committee throughout the US and Canada from August 21, 2017 to January 5, 2018. Data within the study included event location, dates of office visits, patient’s age, gender ethnicity, visual complaints and acuity, exam findings, imaging, treatment and whether or not patients used International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 12312-2 certified protective eye protection.
Twenty-six vitreoretinal specialists reported a total of 26 patients diagnosed with solar retinopathy. Five reported wearing ISO eye protection and 20 did not (in 1 patient the use of the eye protection was not reported). The mean presentation time of onset of retinopathy was 7 days. Mean baseline visual acuity was 20/32. Symptoms reported in the study included blurry vision, blind spots, waviness in vision and pain. The most common ophthalmic complications reported were retinal pigmentary changes, yellow foveal lesions, foveal tissue loss and subretinal fluid.
The study found a spectrum of visual and anatomical complications occur as a result of viewing the solar eclipse. The study also found that in most cases of solar retinopathy, ISO certified eye protection was not used. The vision disruption was temporary in some patients while others continued to experience vision loss through the conclusion of the study. These results reemphasize the need for ISO certified protective glasses when viewing a solar eclipse. The next total solar eclipse viewable to North America will be on December 14, 2020 so make sure you have your eye protection ready!
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