Summer Shorts #1 - The Eclipse

The eclipse is coming! Get out your eclipse glasses (or your camera obscura, if you didn't prepare like me), and enjoy a review of the medical literature on eclipses with our guest Dr. Avi O'Glasser in our first summer short. Beyond solar retinopathy (a very good reason to not look into the sun), are there health effects on humans? Is there anything to the widespread belief of an eclipse being a bad omen? Find out all this and more in our first Bedside Rounds Summer Short. And thanks so much to Dr. O'Glasser!   References: http://www.asrs.org/patients/retinal-diseases/special-safety-edition-2017-great-american-eclipse A New Way to Look Up. Solar Retinopathy Risks and Methods of Prevention Prior to the 2015 Solar Eclipse Public health warnings of solar retinopathy risk in European newspapers prior to the 2006 solar eclipse. (http://www.oftalmo.com/seo/archivos/maquetas/C/1C6CE602-7C96-3DE8-336A-00001A483D3C/articulo.pdf) EFFECT OF ECLIPSE OF THE SUN IN 1999 ON THE PSYCHIC STATE OF PEOPLE http://www.prolekare.cz/en/general-practitioner-article/effect-of-eclipse-of-the-sun-in-1999-on-the-psychic-state-of-people-25088

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