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Does indoor tanning cause cataracts?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Any U-V light can
Tanning involves exposure to u-v (ultraviolet) light.
This wavelength of light has been connected with increased growth of cataracts, and with progression of macular degeneration. If you are tanning, you should always wear the protective eyewear that they provide, and when you are out in the sun, you should wear hats and/or sunglasses to shield your eyes.

In brief: Any U-V light can
Tanning involves exposure to u-v (ultraviolet) light.
This wavelength of light has been connected with increased growth of cataracts, and with progression of macular degeneration. If you are tanning, you should always wear the protective eyewear that they provide, and when you are out in the sun, you should wear hats and/or sunglasses to shield your eyes.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
great answer! Wishing you'all the best.
Dr. Renee Bovelle
U-V light can also accelerate the growth of pingueculae and pterygia. Pingueculae are yellow growths on the sclera ( the white part of the eye.) Pterygia occur when the pingueculae grow on to the cornea. I agree that sunglasses can help prevent that.
Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: It may
Uv light exposure without protection increases cataract formation.
Wear protective eyewear while tanning.

In brief: It may
Uv light exposure without protection increases cataract formation.
Wear protective eyewear while tanning.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Or don't tan at all ;-)
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology
In brief: Sure can!
Must wear eye protection!

In brief: Sure can!
Must wear eye protection!
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
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