Meaning of arc eye in English:

arc eye


mass nounMedicine
  • A painful eye condition caused by damage to the cornea from ultraviolet radiation during arc welding.

    ‘I explained the diagnosis of a welder's flash (arc eye) and sent him home wearing eye patches and with antibiotic ointment.’
    • ‘Glasses with side shields can help prevent arc eye injuries as well as injuries from sparks and chips that can get behind standard glasses.’
    • ‘The most likely diagnosis is arc eye if both eyes are affected.’
    • ‘However, exposure to just a few seconds of intense UV light can cause arc eye.’