New Delhi: The vision of 15 youngsters, aged 10-20 years, were affected due to watching the December 26 solar eclipse with naked eyes, said Kamlesh Khilnani, head of the ophthalmology department at SMS Hospital, in Jaipur.
They were being treated at the hospital OPD, their normal vision was unlikely to be restored, he added.
"Watching solar eclipse with naked eyes can result in solar retinitis. 15 such cases have been reported at the hospital. Our examination has found that a part of their retina had been burnt," he said.
He said such illness is treated by giving supportive treatment and it takes 3-6 weeks for the patient to recover partially.
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Bantwal: Following two patients and a nurse testing positive for Corona infection, the Thumbay Private Hospital has been sealed down, the medical officer has said.
The throat swab samples of the two patients, who had been admitted a couple of days ago with fever, were sent for a Corona test. The reports of both patients show them to be infected.
Also, a nurse at the hospital has tested positive. All three of them have been shifted to the COVID treatment center in Mangaluru.
The private hospital will be sealed down for two days and opened only for emergency medical services. All outpatient services have been halted for now. The other patients at the hospital too have been shifted to hospitals in Mangaluru to continue their treatment, said the officer.