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Corneal Flash Burns

Outlook

The cornea repairs itself rapidly and usually heals without leaving any scars. In most cases, healing takes place in 1-2 days if you follow all instructions and protect your eyes from further damage.

However, some complications, such as infection, may not show up right away. Thus, it is important to return for a recheck with your ophthalmologist when it is scheduled.

For More Information

American Academy of Ophthalmology
655 Beach Street
Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120
(415) 561-8500

 

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Media file 1: An ophthalmologist examines a patient's eye with a slit lamp.
 

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Synonyms and Keywords

corneal flash burns, welder’s arc burn, ultraviolet keratitis, snow blindness, flash burn, radiation eye burn, superficial punctuate keratitis, sunburn in the eye, actinic keratitis

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WebMD Medical Reference from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky, MD on April 25, 2014

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