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acute keratoconjunctivitis resulting from exposure to intense ultraviolet irradiation.
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.
Conjunctivitis resulting from exposure to ultraviolet (actinic) radiation.
See also: conjunctivitis