He said: "He hadn't worn goggles going to the summit at night, so he had snow blindness
. His eyes were white.
The native Inuit taught him how to combat snow blindness
and build a shelter.
Suffering snow blindness
on the southern journey on the way back to Cape Evans, he fell into eight crevasses in one 25-minute period.
But he pushed on as he was starting to suffer snow blindness
They include pterygia (abnormal fibrovascular tissue arising from the conjunctiva and extending onto the cornea, sometimes partially blocking vision and requiring surgery for removal), photokeratitis (temporary but painful inflammation of the cornea, also known as "snow blindness
" and "welders' flash"), cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) (1).
UV RAYS REFLECTING OFF THE SNOW CAN BURN YOUR CORNEAS AND CAUSE SNOW BLINDNESS
. HYPOTHERMIAAN EXTREME LOSS OF BODY HEAT-CAN KILL YOU.
There's a high risk of injury, low body temperatures, frostbite, sunburn and snow blindness
The survey concluded that it is essential to take preventive measures against the reflection of sunlight off of snow because the UV exposure induces various eye diseases and risks including snow blindness
and pterygium as well as cataracts.
"UVB, the classic sunburn rays, can cause eye discomfort, as in 'welder's flash' and 'snow blindness
.' UVA rays pass through the front layers
* Snow blindness
from snow glare and ultraviolet rays is a hazard, so wear UV-blocking sunglasses or goggles, even on cloudy days.
After spending many hours in the snow for rescue training, UV radiation (form of invisible light) can damage the unprotected eyes and cause snow blindness
Cocaine was administered as eye drops to relieve the pain of snow blindness
. On January 6, a defective Primus lamp caused one team of three men to turn back.