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Arc-Welders Eye Burns Treatment

Most cases of ultraviolet keratitis heal within 48 hours, without treatment. However, ultraviolet keratitis can be very painful, and antibiotic eye ointment may reduce the chance for infection.

Treatment for ultraviolet keratitis may include:

Arc-Welders Eye Burns Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of ultraviolet keratitis.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for ultraviolet keratitis?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?

Arc-Welders Eye Burns Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat ultraviolet keratitis:

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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