2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
12 Retina and Vitreous
Part II: Disorders of the Retina and Vitreous
Chapter 18: Posterior Segment Manifestations of Trauma
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.