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Arc-eye, also known as welder’s flash, is an inflammation of the cornea and is a result of ultraviolet (UV) radiation released by a welding arc. 

What are the symptoms of “Arc Eye”?

  • Pain ranging from a mild feeling of pressure in the eyes to intense pain in severe instances.
  • Tearing and reddening of the eye and membranes around the eye (bloodshot)
  • Sensation of “sand in the eye”
  • Abnormal sensitivity to light
  • Inability to look at light sources (photo-phobia)These symptoms may not be felt until several hours after exposure.

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