But anyone who snuck the briefest of peeks is probably fine. A couple of photoreceptors are the most likely casualties of such a quick glance, and most people won't notice they're gone. Relax, take a deep breath, and remember that it's easy to convince yourself that you have symptoms that aren't really there. Very few people actually end up with solar retinopathy, but nearly everyone gets WebMD-itis. If you're really concerned, go see a doctor. Otherwise, stop Googling and get back to work.