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Bulgarian Review of Ophthalmology

UV profiling in the area of the eyes

Marin Georgiev Marinov, Slavyana Dimitrova Marinova, Dobrin Hristov Boyadzhiev, Dimitar Ivanov Grupchev, Evgeni Valentinov Neshkinski, Christina Nikolova Grupcheva


Purpose: The front eye surface is where the UV burden is greatest. UV radiation of the eye leads to pathology with an important long term role in public health. Many of the UV associated ocular pathology could be prevented with the help of individual UV profiles. The aim of the present study is to assess the UV load measured by a dosimeter - our own invention - in the area of the test subject's eyes in real conditions - during day-to-day activities
Methods: We study a test subject, who wears a special UV dosimeter, invention with application number 112440 of 16.01.2017 to the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria. The UV dosimeter is wirelessly connected to a mobile device. A dedicated software records the data and transforms it into an easy manageable database. The data is then processed and an individual UV profile is made. The UV dosimeter is safe and harmless.
Results: Ultraviolet load in the area of the subject's eyes was measured during various activities, and 14516 cycles were detected. The mean UV load in the eye area varies between 10.74 and 3.75.
Conclusions: This study highlight that UV profiles are able to provide information about cumulative UV exposure in the area of the eyes, thus helping prevention, early detection and follow-up, which are the basis of today's adequate treatment. UV profiles are individual and can vary a lot, depending on many factors.


UV Profiling, UV Dosimeter, Prevention, Cataract, Pterygium, Pinguecula, Climatic Droplet Keratopathy

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Marin Georgiev Marinov
Medical University of Varna

Assistant Professor at Department of Ophthalmology and Visual science.

Slavyana Dimitrova Marinova
Medical University of Varna

Dobrin Hristov Boyadzhiev
Medical University of Varna

Dimitar Ivanov Grupchev
Medical University of Varna

Evgeni Valentinov Neshkinski
Medical University of Varna

Christina Nikolova Grupcheva
Medical University of Varna