Ophthalmology’s Thomas Steinemann shares dangers of eclipse eye damage

Eclipse eye damage can be serious and permanent. Here’s how to protect your eyes

ideastreamThomas Steinemann, a professor of ophthalmology, explained how looking at the solar eclipse without protective eyewear can lead to permanent vision damage. Viewing the eclipse without protection “potentially can burn and scar your retina, particularly the central type of the retina that is called the macula or fovea,” he explained.