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What is a corneal flash burn?

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Eyes, particularly the cornea, can be damaged easily by exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun and from other sources of ultraviolet light, such as a welder's arc, a photographer's flood lamps, a sun lamp, or even a halogen desk lamp.

The cornea takes the brunt of the damage if proper eye protection is not worn, such as dark glasses or goggles while skiing in bright sun. A corneal flash burn (also called ultraviolet keratitis) can be considered to be a sunburn of the eye surface.

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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