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Ultraviolet Protective Eyewear for Wood’s Light Use


Address correspondence to Sharon E. Jacob, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics (Dermatology), University of California, San Diego, Rady Children’s Hospital, 8010 Frost Street, Suite 602, San Diego, CA 92123, or e-mail:


Abstract:  When interpreting delayed patch test reads for children suspected of having contact dermatitis, we use the Wood’s light to illuminate the highlighter outlines we made at the first read. Our pediatric patients wear single-use ultraviolet protective goggles to shield their retinas, because children have a propensity to attempt to look into the Wood’s lamp.