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arc eye

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Definition of arc eye in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A painful eye condition caused by damage to the cornea from ultraviolet radiation during arc welding.
Example sentences
  • I explained the diagnosis of a welder's flash (arc eye) and sent him home wearing eye patches and with antibiotic ointment.
  • Glasses with side shields can help prevent arc eye injuries as well as injuries from sparks and chips that can get behind standard glasses.
  • The most likely diagnosis is arc eye if both eyes are affected.

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