1 Day After Solar Eclipse, Thousands Experience Eye Problems


WESTERN NEBRASKA. HE WAS NOT ABLE TO SWIM BACK. ALCOHOL AND FOUL PLAY ARE NOT FACTORS IN THE DROWNING. THE TOTAL ECLIPSE MAY BE HISTORY BUT SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT THEY ARE SEEING THE EFFECTS OF THE SUN. WHEN I DOCTOR EXPLAINS WHAT COULD BE GOING ON. LIVE IN DENVER WITH TOM MUSTIN, WHAT DID THE DOCTOR HAVE TO SAY? Reporter: PEOPLE GATHERED YESTERDAY IN THE PARK HERE TO WITNESS THE THE CLIPS FIRSTHAND. A DAY LATER PEOPLE WHO WERE THE GLASSES ARE ALSO FEELING THE BURN. Reporter: JOSH SPARKS SAYS THE ECLIPSE WAS THE EVENT OF A LIFETIME. IT WAS A MIND ALTERING EXPERIENCE. Reporter: HE DROVE TO WYOMING TO EXPERIENCE THE A CLIPS FIRSTHAND. HE WERE PROTECTIVE GLASSES AND REMOVE THEM BRIEFLY TO TAKE A SERIES OF PICTURES. NOW HE’S PAYING FOR IT. I STARTED TO FEEL LIKE I HAD STARED AT THE SUN. WHEN I WENT TO BED LAST NIGHT I WOKE UP I HAD SWELLING AND PAIN IN MY EYES. I THOUGHT, I BETTER GO TO THE EYE DOCTOR. Reporter: WE CAUGHT UP WITH JOSH AT THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE. THIS GENTLEMAN IS NOT ALONE. Reporter: I DOCTORS ARE SEEING PATIENTS WORRIED ABOUT DAMAGE TO THEIR EYES SUFFERED DURING THIS EVENT. WITHOUT PROTECTION THE INTENSE LIGHT OF THE SUN COULD CAUSE PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THE RETINA. IN EXTREME CASES IT COULD ALSO CALLS DOES NOT CAUSE BLINDNESS. THIS DOCTOR BELIEVES THAT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE MAY HAVE SUFFERED SOME KIND OF EYE DAMAGE. WE ARE GOING TO BE BUSY. Reporter: IN MOST CASES PEOPLE SUFFERED SUNBURN OF THE EYE. A MINOR DISCOMFORT THAT WILL EVENTUALLY GO AWAY. MEANWHILE, JOSH SAYS HE IS ALREADY PLANNING FOR THE NEXT ECLIPSE. HE HAS LEARNED HIS LESSON. IF I GO, I’M LEAVING THE CAMERA AT HOME. Reporter: WE LEARNED THAT HIS EYES DID CHECK OUT AND HE IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY.

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