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.
- 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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