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No eclipse-related eye injuries reported at local hospitals so far

jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Local hospitals and emergency responders reported no immediate injuries on Monday from people staring at the sun during the eclipse.

No patients were treated for eclipse-related eye injuries as of 4 p.m. at the emergency department at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, a spokeswoman said. Carolinas Medical Center also didn’t report any patients with eye injuries due to eclipse viewing.

Medic also fielded no calls related to eye injuries, a Medic spokesman said.

Medic added ambulances and 911 call takers on Monday for a potential volume increase due to the eclipse.

Hospitals also will be on the alert for people coming in on Tuesday with eye problems they might not have immediately realized they’d gotten from watching the eclipse.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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