What are symptoms of corneal flash burns?


Any time from 3-12 hours after overexposure to ultraviolet light, you may begin to notice symptoms:

In most cases, both eyes are involved, although the symptoms may be worse in the eye that received more ultraviolet radiation. This is very different from a corneal abrasion due to an injury, where, ordinarily, only one eye is involved.

  • Pain that can be mild to very severe
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Excessive tearing
  • Blurry vision
  • Sensation of a foreign body in the eye

From: Corneal Flash Burns WebMD Medical Reference


Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on April 20, 2018


Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on April 20, 2018


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