actinic conjunctivitis


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acute keratoconjunctivitis resulting from exposure to intense ultraviolet irradiation.

actinic conjunctivitis

Etymology: Gk, aktis, ray, + L, conjunctivus, connecting; Gk, itis, inflammation
an inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by exposure to the ultraviolet radiation of sunlight or other sources, such as acetylene torches, therapeutic lamps (sun lamps), and klieg lights. Also called actinic ophthalmia.

actinic conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis resulting from exposure to ultraviolet (actinic) radiation.
See also: conjunctivitis