What is the mortality and morbidity associated with ultraviolet keratitis?

Updated: Mar 14, 2019
  • Author: Alex Koyfman, MD; Chief Editor: Liudvikas Jagminas, MD, FACEP  more...
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Answer

No reported mortality occurs. Morbidity results from UV radiation damage to the superficial corneal epithelium, which usually heals spontaneously within 48-72 hours of the exposure. Long-term sequelae, which may result from superinfection, are rare.


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