Photokeratitis and other phototoxic effects on the cornea and conjunctiva.

  title={Photokeratitis and other phototoxic effects on the cornea and conjunctiva.},
  author={Anthony P. Cullen},
  journal={International journal of toxicology},
  volume={21 6},
Except when sleeping, the cornea and interpalpebral conjunctiva are exposed to the ambient environment, both natural and man-made. Levels of solar ultraviolet irradiance reaching the eye may exceed the damage threshold under a number of circumstances. The consequences of overexposure may be acute after a latent period, sequelae to an acute exposure, or long-term chronic effects. Previously derived action spectra for photokeratitis and photoconjunctivitis due to incoherent ultraviolet are… CONTINUE READING