Ultraviolet Keratitis


Ultraviolet Keratitis, Snow Blindness, Ultraviolet Radiation Induced Photokeratitis, UV Photokeratitis, UV Keratitis, Photokeratitis

  • Pathophysiology
  1. Corneal Sunburn at high altitude
  • Management
  1. General
    1. Remove Contact Lenses
    2. Patch affected eye
  2. Topical Ophthalmic Antibiotics to prevent infection
    1. Tobramycin
    2. Gentamicin
  3. Pain management
    1. Cool compresses
    2. Cycloplegic (Cyclogyl) eliminates ciliary spasm
    3. Ophthalmic Topical NSAIDS
  • Prevention
  1. Sun glasses (UV protection, large lenses with side shields)