Ultraviolet (UV) light can cause serious flash burns to the cornea from a source of radiation like the sun or lights.
Symptoms may not start for 6 to 12 hours after exposure to the
ultraviolet light. Symptoms include:
Ultraviolet injuries to the eyelids usually don't involve the eyeball
because the blink reflex protects the eyeball. If the eyes are tightly closed,
the edges of the eyelids may also be protected.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 20, 2017
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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Last modified on: 8 September 2017