Sunburnt eyeballs: The latest COVID-19 effect
People are frying their eyeballs using germicidal lamps in a bid to reduce the spread of COVID-19, according to a US report.
Ophthalmologists have published a case series of seven patients who developed photokeratitis from the lamps that employ UV-C (100-280nm) to inactivate viruses, mould and bacteria.
Consumer-grade lamps have been promoted during the pandemic, although their effect on coronavirus is yet to be established, the doctors write.
The patients (average age 40)