volume 52, issue 6, P777-785 2009
DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1974.tb01114.x
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F. C. RODGER, J. A. CUTHILL, P. J. FYDELOR, A. P. LENHAM

Abstract: Various geophysical factors have been blamed as the cause of a rare blinding disease found in the Red Sea littora. A small expedition of the Scientific Exploration Society backed by The Royal Military College of Science in England, whose laboratories were utilised, visited the Dahlak group of islands. There it was discovered that in some areas human eyes are subjected to relatively high short ultra-violet radiation (SUVR) doses. This was true not only for total integrated ultra-violet radiation but also in th…

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