Tag Archives: UV rays

Beware of Cataracts

Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and blindness worldwide. A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies in the middle part of the eye that helps to focus light onto the retina (light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye). The most common…
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Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) and Your Eyes

Many people are aware of the premature aging effects on the skin from ultraviolet (UV) radiation, but did you know that UV light can also damage your eyes and vision significantly? Acute effects of excessive UV exposure to the eyes can lead to a photokeratitis of the cornea commonly referred to as “welder's flash” if…
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UV Rays Can Seriously Damage Your Eyes, Even In the Winter

Everyone knows that UV radiation causes skin damage.  But those same rays can cause cataracts, cancer of the eyelids, benign growths on the eye's surface, and snow blindness. Beach dwellers and skiers are at particular risk.  UV radiation reflects off surfaces such as snow, water, and white sand.  The risk of ocular damage from UV…
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