Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Arc-Welders Eye Burns Underlying Cause

Ultraviolet keratitis is caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet light, which can burn the surface of the cornea.

Causes of ultraviolet keratitis include:

  • Exposure to arc welding light
  • Exposure to sunlight

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Last Updated: Aug 15, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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