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Assessing Human Eye Exposure to UV Light: A Narrative Review

Published inFrontiers in public health, vol. 10, 900979
Publication date2022-07-06
First online date2022-07-06

Exposure to ultraviolet light is associated with several ocular pathologies. Understanding exposure levels and factors is therefore important from a medical and prevention perspective. A review of the current literature on ocular exposure to ultraviolet light is conducted in this study. It has been shown that ambient irradiance is not a good indicator of effective exposure and current tools for estimating dermal exposure have limitations for the ocular region. To address this, three methods have been developed: the use of anthropomorphic manikins, measurements through wearable sensors and numerical simulations. The specific objective, limitations, and results obtained for the three different methods are discussed.

  • UV
  • Eye
  • Ocular dosimetry
  • Ocular exposure
  • Ultraviolet radiation
  • Velux Stiftung -
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MARRO, Michele, MOCCOZET, Laurent, VERNEZ, David. Assessing Human Eye Exposure to UV Light: A Narrative Review. In: Frontiers in public health, 2022, vol. 10, p. 900979. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.900979
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