Retinal Burn
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                        Retinal burn resulting in permanent damage from scarring results when fireball directly viewed
Source: Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute's Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation Course on CD-ROM (1999)

Retinal burn:
  • Retinal burn resulting in permanent damage from scarring results when fireball directly viewed.
  • May be sustained at considerable distances from the explosion, depends on blast size.
  • Location of the scar will determine the degree of interference with vision.
  • Central scarring will cause greater disability.