Medicine: Capsules, Aug. 2, 1954

> At least 100 Britons are threatened with partial blindness as a result of watching the solar eclipse on June 30, reported three hospitals in Scotland. Some victims may have suffered permanent damage to the macula (the point of clearest vision at the retina's center), in the future would see well only out of the corner of the eye. Two-thirds of the reported cases were in eastern Scotland, where skies were clearest. Doctors in the U.S., where the eclipse could be seen only during early-morning hours, have so far reported only three cases of eye damage, none of them serious.

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