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Does sunlight cause cataracts?

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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Risk factor

Sunlight is a risk factor for the development of cataracts

In brief: Risk factor

Sunlight is a risk factor for the development of cataracts
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. John Odette
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sun exposure contributes to the formation of cataracts.
There are many other factors such as smoking, diabetes and most importantly age that contribute as well.

In brief: Yes

Sun exposure contributes to the formation of cataracts.
There are many other factors such as smoking, diabetes and most importantly age that contribute as well.
Dr. John Odette
Dr. John Odette
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Risk factor!

Sunlight is a risk factor, but the most common cause is the normal aging process.
Sunlight can accelerate the process, and people closer to the equator and with higher uv exposure will need cataract surgery sooner than people not. The earlier time frame is very minimal if we are only talking about sunlight exposure.

In brief: Risk factor!

Sunlight is a risk factor, but the most common cause is the normal aging process.
Sunlight can accelerate the process, and people closer to the equator and with higher uv exposure will need cataract surgery sooner than people not. The earlier time frame is very minimal if we are only talking about sunlight exposure.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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