Increases risk. Cataracts (a white lens change): most often due to/made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, diabetes, steroid medication, previous trauma, inflammation, infection in the eye causing inflammation; previous intraocular eye surgery; other genetic conditions; can be congenital; more info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXCESS SUN WITH. Lack of protection does speed the aging of your eye lenses.
Sun exposure. Extensive sun exposure over many years an increase the risk of cataract formation.
Doesn't much. High exposure to uv sunlight has been shown to accelerate the development of cataracts. Cataracts are mostly (95% +) from the aging process and genetics.
I had cataract surgery last weds. Today I inadvertently went outside in bright sun without my dark glasses on - did I do serious harm? I was only ou
No. We recommend sunglasses to protect your eyes from uv damage, but also to make you comfortable. Most patients after cataract surgery will experience some light sensitivity during the immediate postoperative period, i.e., 1-2 weeks. I recommend my patients get into the habit of wearing sunglasses in bright sunlight regardless of having had surgery or not. Read more...