Occupational Light Toxicity
Occupational exposure to bright lights can lead to retinal damage. A common cause of this type of occupational injury is arc welding without the use of protective goggles. The damage from the visible blue light of the arc welder leads to photochemical damage similar to that observed in solar retinopathy. Occupational injury from stray laser exposure is also a serious concern.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.