What have I done to my eyes?
October 22, 2013 9:30 PM Subscribe
This afternoon I was running some errands. Much of the time I was driving directly into the sun, and now I have a blue smudge in the middle of my vision. What's happened? What should I do? Wait for it to get better, walk around with a mask over my eyes, rush to the ER, start planning for a life of semi-blindness?
posted by kestralwing to health & fitness (10 answers total)
I wasn't deliberating looking into the sun, but it was shining directly at me, and I was very concerned about traffic (downtown, rush hour). There was a lot of low level mist, so the glare was extensive.
When I first noticed the "smudge" it was reddish, but now is dark blue. It's on each eye, but much stronger on my left. I also see the smudge with my eyes closed; it's bright against the dark.
I know you're not my ophthalmologist, but if you are one, or if you have any experience with something like this, I'd welcome any advice. (It's the thought of all those mythic blind people after every solar eclipse that's really freaking me out.)