Cook Islands (1985) Solar eclipse
Thailand (1985) Solar eclipse

Patients with acute solar retinopathy tend to present in clusters after a solar eclipse has received
media attention and individuals have attempted to “view the eclipse safely” using photographic 
film, smoked glass, or quick glances. Symptoms typically begin several hours after exposure with
brow ache, central scotoma, blurred vision, and subtle metamorphopsia. Visual acuity may be 
initially reduced to 20/200 but gradually improves to 20/40 or better within 6 to 18 months

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