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What exams and tests are used to diagnose corneal flash burns?

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  • Your eyelids, pupils, back of the eye, and vision are checked.
  • Your ophthalmologist looks at the surface of your eyes using special equipment, such as a slit lamp, made especially for examining the eye's surface.
  • A numbing eyedrop to allow your eye to be examined and a painless dye called fluorescein may be put onto your eye to aid in the examination. A damaged cornea, coupled with a history of ultraviolet light exposure, confirms the diagnosis of radiation eye burns or corneal flash burns.

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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