Actinic conjunctivitis

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Actinic conjunctivitis causes a redness of the eyes, as well as swelling and often grayness around the eyes.
Actinic conjunctivitis
Classification and external resources
ICD-9 370.24

Actinic conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the eye 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, or acetylene torches. Other names for the condition include Klieg conjunctivitis, eyeburn, arc-flash, welder's conjunctivitis, flash keratoconjunctivitis, actinic ray ophthalmia, x-ray ophthalmia, and ultraviolet ray ophthalmia.[1]


  1. ^ "Dorland's Medical Dictionary (confabulation - connexus)". Archived from the original on 13 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 

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