retinal burn

retinal lesion produced by intense visible or IR-A radiation exposure

Note 1 to entry: The term "retinal burn" is generally used to describe a thermal retinal lesion (see "retinal thermal injury"); however, it is sometimes applied to a photochemical retinal lesion. More specific terms are also used for a photochemical "burn," i.e. a "photic maculopathy" or "blue light photoretinitis" (from blue-light-induced injuries), or for a retinal thermal injury, a "chorioretinal thermal injury".

Note 2 to entry: This entry was numbered 17-1098 in CIE S 017:2011.

Publication date: 2020-12
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