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arc eye

welder's flash

inflammatory response of the cornea and conjunctiva following exposure to ultraviolet radiation

Note 1 to entry:
Wavelengths shorter than 320 nm are most effective in causing photokeratoconjunctivitis. The peak of the action spectrum is at approximately 270 nm.

Note 2 to entry: Different action spectra have been published for photokeratitis and photoconjuctivitis (CIE 106/2-1993 and CIE 106/3-1993); however, the latest studies support the use of a single action spectrum for both ocular effects (CIE 106/1-1993). See CIE 106-1993 CIE Collection in Photobiology and Photochemistry (1993).

Note 3 to entry: This entry was numbered 17-904 in CIE S 017:2011.

Publication date: 2020-12
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