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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Bengaluru: Dr Ashwathnarayan, Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, has said that the State CET has been postponed till further notice.

The revised dates for the Karnataka CET or Common Entrance Test will be released in the third week of April. The test was scheduled to take place on April 23 and 24. The registration process was conducted till March 16, 2020; said Dr Ashwathnarayan, who is also the Minister for Higher Education.

"Entrance Test for Professional Courses (CET) to be held on April 22, 23, has been postponed indefinitely," the minister said in a Tweet.

The Karnataka CET or KCET admit card expected to be released on April 10.