A 65-year-old man in Ningbo was blinded by snow


China Ningbo net reporter Chen Min Correspondent Chen Yi During the Spring Festival, Siming Mountain ningbo snow scenery once became the hearts of citizens driving around the mountain.Lao Zheng, 65, was one of them. His children took his family hiking to see the snow during the Spring Festival holiday.The weather was sunny and the sun was shining, and the eyes were covered with snow and beautiful.In this way, Zheng watched the snow for nearly half an hour with naked eyes.When he got home, He felt his eyes were black and there seemed to be a foreign object in his eyes.The next day when I got up, I couldn’t open my eyes. It hurt when I opened my eyes. What’s more, I couldn’t see anything.What’s going on here?On February 8, Zheng accompanied by his children went to ningbo Eye Hospital for treatment.After examination and inquiry, doctor Yuan Jianshu, an ophthalmologist of the hospital, diagnosed Zheng as suffering from “snow blindness”.Plus Old Zheng’s own eyes have mild macular lesions, this time to enjoy the snow, let old Zheng’s eyes “worse”.According to the introduction, snow blindness is a temporary blindness caused by bright light stimulation of the retina of the eye.Snow’s reflectivity to sunlight is so high, up to 95%, that looking directly at snow is like looking directly at sunlight.If a person spends too much time outdoors, ultraviolet radiation burns the cornea, the outer layer of the eye, causing snow blindness.Dr. Yuan further explained that the symptoms of snow blindness are: very painful eyes, feeling like wind sand, red eyes, frequent tears, very sensitive to light, and even difficult to open the eyes.Temporary blindness usually takes 5 to 7 days to recover. People who have snow blindness need to take care of it in the future because it will be more likely next time.If snow blindness occurs multiple times, it can be very dangerous, vision loss, eye disease can follow, serious can lead to permanent blindness.Ophthalmologist reminds, short time sees snow to the eye influence is not very big, but when the citizen needs to work outdoors with snow for a long time or walk, should wear the protective sunglasses that has the function of preventing ultraviolet ray, prevent the eye to be burned.If there is “snow blindness”, you can also take self-help: wash your eyes with eye drops or clean water, and then cover your eyes with an eye mask or towel to avoid seeing the light;If there are contact lenses, contact lenses, etc. must be removed, do not rub the eyes;Finally, we should go to the hospital in time.Experts also caution that snow blindness is universal.It is related to the time and intensity of environmental contact with snow, as long as a long time without protection exposed to the snow environment for a certain period of time, it is possible to cause damage to the eyes.Children in the growth and development period, more prone to damage, children’s eyelids are thinner, in the same case, the damage will be more serious, irreversible damage cannot be ruled out.Declaration: The copyright of this article belongs to the original author, if there is a source error or infringement of your legitimate rights and interests, you can contact us through the mailbox, we will promptly deal with.Email address: jpbl@jp.jiupainews.com

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