How is ultraviolet keratitis treated?

If you experience symptoms, go indoors immediately. Stay in a darkened room. Remove your contact lenses if you wear them. Do not rub your eyes.

Sometimes a cold washcloth placed over the eyes can help relieve discomfort. Taking an over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain reliever can also help.

Usually the condition goes away on its own within a few days. If medical treatment is necessary, the doctor may prescribe eye drops if there is a risk of eye infection.

Seek medical attention if you experience a loss of vision or pain that lasts for more than 2 days.

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