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Doctors Capture Cherenkov Light Being Generated Inside Patient’s Eyeball For The First Time

by James Felton, IFL Science

For decades, people undergoing radiotherapy, which is used to treat cancer, have reported a bizarre phenomenon: Seeing flashes of light in their eyes, even when their eyes are closed.

Patients documented in the medical literature have described a ‘‘ray of blue light” and ‘‘seeing a blue neon light”, sometimes accompanied by a “white smell” during the delivery of radiation, lasting for a fraction of a second. Continue reading Doctors Capture Cherenkov Light Being Generated Inside Patient’s Eyeball For The First Time