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Can a sunburn cause a swollen eye?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Yes: Yes, a sunburn on the eyelid skin can cause it to swell. Sun exposure to the eye over the long term can lead to growths on the eye: pinguecula, pterygium, or other abnormal growths. Sun protection for the eye and around the eye is best.

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