A child needs many abilities to succeed in school. Good vision is a key part of that success. It has been estimated that as much as 80% of the learning a child does occurs through his or her eyes. Reading, writing, chalkboard work, and using computers are among the visual tasks students perform daily. A child’s eyes are constantly in use in the classroom and at play. When his or her vision is not functioning properly, education and participation in sports can suffer.
Southwest Eye Care Blog
The Importance of Pediatric Eye Care
Photokeratitis (sunburned corneas)
I had a patient call emergently this weekend with this exact condition…Photokeratitis or ultraviolet keratitis.
Photokeratitis is a painful eye condition caused by exposure of INSUFFICIENTLY PROTECTED EYES to the ultraviolet (UV) rays from either natura…l(SUN) or artificial(welders flash) sources.
Photokeratitis is akin to a sunburn of the cornea and conjunctiva, and is not usually noticed until several hours after exposure. Symptoms include increased tears and a feeling of PAIN, likened to having sand in the eyes.