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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 MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMay 27, 2016
Current as of:
May 27, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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