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Just wandering if sunlight can harm your eyes?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Speck
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
I've read that people who wear sun glasses most of their lives have half the risk of cataract formation, and half the risk of developing macular degeneration.
I recommend sunglasses when ever you spend extended periods outdoors, especially if you have had cataract surgery.

In brief: Possibly
I've read that people who wear sun glasses most of their lives have half the risk of cataract formation, and half the risk of developing macular degeneration.
I recommend sunglasses when ever you spend extended periods outdoors, especially if you have had cataract surgery.
Dr. David Speck
Dr. David Speck
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Dr. Bennett Werner
I didn't know this - thanks!!
Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Depends on if looking at it directly (solar retinopathy).
If outdoor in the sunlight all the time without uv protection, can lead to increased cataract formation possibly pterygium.

In brief: Yes
Depends on if looking at it directly (solar retinopathy).
If outdoor in the sunlight all the time without uv protection, can lead to increased cataract formation possibly pterygium.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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