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What causes corneal flash burns?

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Radiation damage to the cornea leading to a flash burn can be caused by ultraviolet light from various sources:

  • Sunlamp in tanning salon
  • Reflection of the sun off the snow at high elevation (snow blindness)
  • Photographer's flood lamp
  • Lightning that strikes close to you
  • Halogen lamp
  • Welding torch
  • Direct sunlight
  • Solar eclipse
  • Reflection of sunlight off water

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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