Lymphocytic reaction to ultraviolet radiation on rabbit conjunctiva

Dan D. Gaton, Henia Lichter, Inbal Avisar, Dan Slodovinic, Arieh S. Solomon

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We examined the clinical and histological effects of controlled UV radiation on the conjunctiva and cornea of rabbit eyes by duration of exposure (0.5-4 hours daily for 5 consecutive days). Longer UV exposure (day 1-day 5) was associated with increased conjunctival redness, corneal erosion, edema and opacity. This study shows that UV irradiation leads to clinical and histological changes which may reflect an immune reaction to damaged epithelial cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-133
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2007


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