II. Pathophysiology

  1. Corneal Sunburn at high altitude

III. Signs

IV. Management

  1. General
    1. Remove Contact Lenses
    2. Patch affected eye
  2. Topical Ophthalmic Antibiotics to prevent infection
    1. Tobramycin
    2. Gentamicin
  3. Pain management
    1. Cool compresses
    2. Cycloplegic (Cyclogyl) eliminates ciliary spasm
    3. Ophthalmic Topical NSAIDS

V. Prevention

  1. Sun glasses (UV protection, large lenses with side shields)

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ICD10 H16.13
SnomedCT 155155006, 267730006, 22075008
Dutch sneeuwblindheid, blindheid; sneeuwblindheid
French Ophtalmie des neiges
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Portuguese Cegueira da neve
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