Corneal Flash Burns (cont.)
Corneal Flash Burns Symptoms
Any time from three to 12 hours after overexposure to ultraviolet light, you may begin to notice the following symptoms:
- pain that can be mild to very severe,
- bloodshot eyes,
- light sensitivity,
- excessive tearing,
- blurry vision, or
- the sensation of a foreign body in the eye.
In most cases, both eyes are involved, although the symptoms may be worse in the eye that received more ultraviolet radiation. This is very different from a corneal abrasion due to an injury, where, ordinarily, only one eye is involved.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/31/2015
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