Background: By identifying diseases of the anterior segment of the eye associated with exposure to UV light, recommendations for action can be derived. Aim: After reading this review, the reader should be familiar with UV light-associated diseases of the anterior segment of the eye. Method: Using a selective literature search, UV light-associated diseases of the anterior segment of the eye were identified and protective mechanisms are described. Results: The UV light-associated lesions of the anterior segment of the eye include basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, malignant melanoma of the eyelids and conjunctiva, pterygium, keratoconjunctivitis photoelectrica and climatic droplet keratopathy as well as cortical cataract. Conclusion: Eyeglasses for filtering UV light, sunglasses and special safety glasses, such as welding helmets and wearing headgear protect against UV light exposure to the anterior segment of the eye and the associated diseases.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Alterations of the anterior segment of the eye caused by exposure to UV radiation
|Number of pages
|Published - 03.2022
DFG Research Classification Scheme
- 206-11 Ophthalmology