Web Desk: Scientists always warn, do not stare at the partial eclipse or the sun directly because it would scortch your retinas.
A research was published in JAMA Ophthalmology which says how solar eclipse affects our eyes. It identifies what happens if your eyeballs fly close to the sun.
20-women presented themselves at the New York Eye and Ear Inflamary of Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine three days after the eclipse.
The research states, “During the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, a woman in her 20s viewed the solar rim several times for approximately 6 seconds without protective glasses and then again for approximately 15 to 20 seconds with a pair of eclipse glasses (unknown manufacturer). She reports looking at the eclipse with both eyes open. The peak obscuration of the sun’s area by the moon was approximately 70%. Four hours later, she noted blurred vision, metamorphopsia, and color distortion, which were worse in her left eye. She also reported seeing a central black spot in the left eye.”
These series of images are used to observe the damage to her eye at the cellular level. It concluded that her eyes had been damaged in a precise crescent shape that matched the semi-visible sun she’d been staring at.