How harmful is ultraviolet light? From the perspective of an eye care professional, excessive exposure to this form of radiation can have serious effects on ocular surface1. Known as photokeratitis, or ultraviolet keratitis, this painful eye condition can result in a compromised corneal epithelium, inflammation, edema and decreased acuity3.
Symptoms secondary to ultraviolet exposure are evident when an eye is insufficiently protected from ultraviolet rays. While this condition is mostly seen in extreme cases, it is always important to be cognizant of our corneas exposure to this potentially harmful radiation. Read more