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MOH Information Center Recommends People to Avoid Staring at the Sun during Eclipse
03 November 2013
The Media and Health Awareness Information Center at the Ministry of Health (MOH) recommends all citizens and residents to avoid staring directly at the sun during the time of the eclipse, noting that this matter may lead to the retinal burn and damage. Also, the strong sunbeam may lead to permanent damage in the sight center of retina, leading to a perceptible and permanent damage in the sight center.
Furthermore, the MOH Information Center pointed out that failure to use the appropriate means of monitoring may lead to temporary or permanent damage to the eye, the matter which could lead to blindness, noting that this depends on the amount of harmful sunbeams inside the eye and duration of staring at the sun during the eclipse.
Within the same vein, the center highlighted that people can look directly at the sun only by using the protective means which are specifically designed to monitor the sun during the time of eclipse. Moreover, the center underlined that it had better to monitor the phenomenon of solar eclipse through TV or other media, noting that the common sunglasses may not prevent the damages resulting from direct monitoring of the sun.

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