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    How will ophthalmologists watch the eclipse?

    Ophthalmologists know how to watch an eclipse safely, but how will ophthalmologists around the country be participating in and observing the event?

    [For 5 tips on the specifics of safe eclipse viewing, take a look at Top 5 ways to help your patients safely view the solar eclipse from our sister publication, Optometry Times.]


    Nature’s reaction

    “I will be speaking at a meeting in Toronto on the date of the solar eclipse, but I intend to view the eclipse with my daughter that afternoon,” said Andrew Lee, MD, Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, and a member of Ophthalmology Times’ Editorial Advisory Board.

    “I once traveled to Aruba to see the eclipse as part of a medical meeting," Dr. Lee said. "One of the most memorable and fascinating aspects of the eclipse was that songbirds and other animals initially fell silent during the eclipse, and then a cacophony of confused and loud sounds followed as the birds, cats, and dogs reacted to the false dawn.”

    Jolie Higazi
    Jolie is the Content Specialist for Ophthalmology Times. She can be reached at [email protected]

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