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My husband has gone blind we believe it is due to people welding around him at work, is this a possible cause?
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Dr. John Odette
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Unlikely
It is unlikely but not impossible.
If your husband has gone blind i recommend he get an evaluation from a qualified ophthalmologist as soon as possible.

In brief: Unlikely
It is unlikely but not impossible.
If your husband has gone blind i recommend he get an evaluation from a qualified ophthalmologist as soon as possible.
Dr. John Odette
Dr. John Odette
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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology
In brief: Welding risk
Being exposed to welding is an exposure to ultraviolet light.
This most commonly causes "flash burn", which is corneal damage. Although painful, the damage is superficial and the cornea will usually heal without scarring. Even bystanders can be flash burn. Cataract and retinal problems have been associated with sun exposure, but it is uncertain if welding exposure would cause these.

In brief: Welding risk
Being exposed to welding is an exposure to ultraviolet light.
This most commonly causes "flash burn", which is corneal damage. Although painful, the damage is superficial and the cornea will usually heal without scarring. Even bystanders can be flash burn. Cataract and retinal problems have been associated with sun exposure, but it is uncertain if welding exposure would cause these.
Dr. David Chandler
Dr. David Chandler
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