Dec 27, 2017
Author: John Winkler, M.D.
- Photokeratitis is a UV burn of the sclera and
cornea, which can cause blindness.
light causes eyelid swelling with diffuse scarring of the eye
(widespread, punctate uptake of fluorescein dye). While this can
eventually heal, it is incredibly painful.
reflects light underneath sunglasses, so wrap-around goggles are
the best form of prevention.
can happen to welders, sunbathers or any other person with
prolonged UV light exposure.