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Can too much sun cause eye cancer?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: In theory

In theory too much sun can cause melanoma of the retina.
However, there is no hard data to prove or disprove this.

In brief: In theory

In theory too much sun can cause melanoma of the retina.
However, there is no hard data to prove or disprove this.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Dr. Eric Whitman
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: No

No association.

In brief: No

No association.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Eye cancer +sunlight

There is a strong correlation between sunlight exposure and skin cancers of the eyelids including melanoma and basal cell carcinoma.
The incidence is much higher in light skinned races. If you have a suspicious lesion, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. These tumors are of course mostly in older populations.

In brief: Eye cancer +sunlight

There is a strong correlation between sunlight exposure and skin cancers of the eyelids including melanoma and basal cell carcinoma.
The incidence is much higher in light skinned races. If you have a suspicious lesion, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. These tumors are of course mostly in older populations.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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