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Editor,—Individual cases of retinopathies after unprotected exposure to sunlight are frequently reported in patients with psychiatric disorders,1 after religious practices,2 3 or related to drug abuse.4Even though knowledge of the harmful effects of sun gazing dates back to ancient times5 there are still many reports on epidemics of patients with solar retinopathy after viewing solar eclipses.6 This case report demonstrates that, despite the availability of cheap and safe protection,7 cases of eclipse retinopathy are still observed and so strong preventive efforts should be made for future eclipses, especially for groups at risk.
An 11 year old …
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