Symptoms of eye damage after eclipse

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According to information from the British vision charity the Eye Care Trust, staring directly at an eclipse could cause solar retinopathy, a condition where radiation from the sun is focussed through the eyes and burns the retina.

Symptoms of this include headaches, watery and painful eyes, sensitivity to bright light, blurry or distorted vision, the occurrence of new blind spots and a difficulty to differentiate between colors.

Google experienced a spike in search terms like "my eyes hurt" and "eyes hurt eclipse" following the eclipse on Monday Aug. 21, reports CNN.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Man looking at eclipse with no protection, plus a cross section of his eye.
2. Depiction of symptoms headaches, watery and painful eyes, sensitivity to bright light.
3. Depiction of blurry or distorted vision, blind spots and changes in color perception.
4. Man going for medical exam, plus cross section of eye and eclipse

VOICEOVER (in English):

"Staring directly at the eclipse can cause solar retinopathy, a condition where radiation from the sun is focussed through the eyes and burns the retina."

"Symptoms of this include headaches, watery and painful eyes, sensitivity to bright light, blurry or distorted vision, the occurrence of new blind spots and a difficulty to differentiate between colors."

"The harm to vision can be temporary and swelling in the eye may go down, but the damage can be permanent."


SOURCES: Eye Care Trust, CNN, Reuters
https://www.eyecaretrust.org.uk/view.php?item_id=104
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/22/health/eye-injuries-damage-eclipse/index.html
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-solar-eclipse-usa-eyes-idUSKCN1B22A6