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Why Are Blue Eyed People Allergic To The Sun
Wear Sunglasses: It is normal variation,Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: The iris is a barrier with an expandable hole in the middle through which light passes to the retina. Its function depends on blocking all light that doesn't enter the hole. All iris pigments leak a little light, called "straylight, " causing glare and mildly decreasing visual acuity. Blue pigment happens to leak the most light. Of more consequence is blue-eyed individual's skin photosensitivity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Blue eyes have less pigment in the iris and therefore transmit light to the retina easier, increasing light exposure and sensitivity. Not all blue-eyed people are abnormally sensitive to light. Adaptation can happen, as well as the wearing of sun glasses for protection and comfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supposing ocular albinism is the lack of pigment in one's eyes, then why do some brown eyed people have it?
SPF: There's a perception that people with darker skin don't have to worry about skin cancer, but that's not true. Minorities do get skin cancer, and because of this false perception most cases aren't diagnosed until they are more advanced and difficult to treat. Use an spf of 30. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone has pollen allergies and they are exposed to pollen, what happens to them, physiologically speaking?
?: Physiologically there shouldn't be a problem, but pathologically that would be an allergic (hypersensitivity) disorder with the resultant inflammatory reaction affecting either upper or lower respiratory tracts or both, or the eyes and skin, producing the classic symptoms of asthma, hay fever, atopic dermatitis or conjunctivitis, an allergist would help, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist ...Read more
Pollen allergy: There is a wide variety of different pollens people are allergic to and they vary according to where you live. Different pollens come out at different times of year. In the northeast grasses and trees pollinate in the spring and weeds pollinate in the fall. Most of the allergenic pollens come from plants with fairly inconspicuous flowers. ...Read more
No: No! but if you feel poorly, does'nt everything seem worse? ...Read more
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