actinic conjunctivitis


actinic conjunctivitis
conjunctivitis produced by ultraviolet rays (actinic rays), such as that of Klieg lights, therapeutic lamps, or acetylene torches. Called also arc-flash or welder's c., flash keratoconjunctivitis, and actinic ray, electric, flash, or ultraviolet ray ophthalmia.

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  • Actinic conjunctivitis — is an eye condition contracted from prolonged exposure to Actinic (ultraviolet) rays. Symptoms are redness and swelling of the eyes. Most often the condition is caused by prolonged exposure to Klieg lights, therapeutic lamps, and acetylene… …   Wikipedia

  • actinic ray ophthalmia — actinic conjunctivitis …   Medical dictionary

  • Conjunctivitis — Inflammation of the conjuctivae, the membranes on the inner part of the eyelids and the membranes covering the whites of the eyes. These membranes react to a wide range of bacteria, viruses, allergy provoking agents, irritants and toxic agents.… …   Medical dictionary

  • arc-flash conjunctivitis — actinic c …   Medical dictionary

  • welder's conjunctivitis — actinic c …   Medical dictionary

  • flash keratoconjunctivitis — actinic conjunctivitis …   Medical dictionary

  • ultraviolet keratoconjunctivitis — actinic conjunctivitis …   Medical dictionary

  • ultraviolet ray ophthalmia — actinic conjunctivitis …   Medical dictionary

  • Actinism — is a property of radiation (particularly solar radiation) that leads to the production of photochemical effects. Actinism is derived from Greek with the meaning a radiant force . The word actinism seems to be used particularly in terms of imaging …   Wikipedia

  • keratoconjunctivitis — Inflammation of the conjunctiva and of the cornea. atopic k. a chronic papillary inflammation, of the conjunctiva showing Trantas dots in a patient with a history of atopy. epidemic k …   Medical dictionary


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