Chionablepsia generally do not affect vision

A few days ago, Chinese Mount Everest mountaineering team players successfully boarded the summit of Mount Qomolangma was exciting news, but several players suffering from blindness in climbing.

What is the snow? The reporter interviewed the deputy director and Research Fellow, Beijing City Office of Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology Zheng Yuanyuan. Zheng Yuanyuan said that the snow is ophthalmia, is mainly caused by UV damage to the inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva epithelium, is eyelid swelling, conjunctival hyperemia and edema, foreign body sensation and severe pain. The symptoms of photophobia, tearing and blinded, during the course of the disease will have blurred vision. The Mount Everest players suffering from blindness, is subjected to intense ultraviolet radiation caused in the mountain. The thin mountain air, ultraviolet radiation is very strong, coupled with the reflection on the snow, if not properly protected, it is prone to blindness. In addition, as industrial electric welding, high altitude, snow and water surface reflection can cause eye UV damage. Especially now in the prevention and treatment of "SARS", the public places often use ultraviolet disinfection method. Long time working under ultraviolet light and learning, will lead to the emergence of symptoms of blindness. So don't stay or see things for a long time under intense ultraviolet light. Ophthalmia in general can be restored, will not affect the visual acuity improved. Zheng Yuanyuan said, after symptoms appear blindness, should try to avoid the light stimulation, pay attention to rest, usually within 48 hours can be healed, and sometimes can not cure.

In clinical treatment, is a symptomatic treatment, pain were given anesthetic eye drops, the use of drugs to promote corneal repair. If the medical conditions are not allowed, you can also find some milk eye drops, the same can play the effect of pain.

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