Anderson Cooper blinded temporarily
LOS ANGELES — Anderson Cooper says a reporting assignment turned into a temporary blindness scare. On his talk show Tuesday, Cooper said he was in Portugal last week working on a story for “60 Minutes” and spent two hours on the water. The newsman says later, he developed a burning sensation in his eyes and lost sight for 36 hours.
Dr. Nancy Snyderman, chief medical correspondent for NBC News, explained to Cooper he had suffered a retina burn. Snyderman cautioned that “everybody needs sunglasses.”