Managing the Safety of Medical Personnel During Radiological Procedures

Is protective eyewear really effective?

Protective eyewear reduces exposure to the eye lenses by 50 to 90 %.

There is still no agreement on the minimum radiation that causes lenticular opacity and there seems to be significant variation between individuals. Some research results indicate that even a little exposure increases the risk. Therefore, exposure to the eyes should be strictly controlled. The simplest method is to wear protective glasses. Shielding effects can vary depending on the product, so consult an expert within the hospital to ensure the hospital is equipped with appropriate eyewear.