Diving Related Vision Loss

  • Contact lens adherence due to salt water with resultant irritation and blurred vision.
  • Corneal swelling due to bubbles under a rigid gas permeable contact lens.
  • Displaced contact lens
  • Reaction to commercial mask anti-fog chemicals leading to blurred vision, photophobia, tearing and spasm of the eye muscles. Eye doctors identify this as keratopathy with the slit lamp. This is easily prevented by appropriate rinsing of the mask before use.
  • Ultraviolet keratopathy is caused by failure to protect the eyes from the ultraviolet radiation of underwater welding.


Ernest S. Campbell, M.D., FACS

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