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Could uv/sunlight cause optic neuritis?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marc Shomer
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is no scientific evidence that this can happen from uv radiation.
Focus uv radiation can cause retinal disease.

In brief: No

There is no scientific evidence that this can happen from uv radiation.
Focus uv radiation can cause retinal disease.
Dr. Marc Shomer
Dr. Marc Shomer
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Optic neuritis & sun

No, sunlight normally affects the cornea and the lens, and sometimes nonvisual surfaces of the eye.
Sunlight does not cause optic neuritis.

In brief: Optic neuritis & sun

No, sunlight normally affects the cornea and the lens, and sometimes nonvisual surfaces of the eye.
Sunlight does not cause optic neuritis.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology

In brief: Optic neuritis

No, optic neuritis can't be caused by UV light rays or sunlight.
Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve and is caused by multiple sclerosis as well as other inflammatory and infectious disorders.

In brief: Optic neuritis

No, optic neuritis can't be caused by UV light rays or sunlight.
Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve and is caused by multiple sclerosis as well as other inflammatory and infectious disorders.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Uv/ sun light do not cause optic neuritis.

In brief: No

Uv/ sun light do not cause optic neuritis.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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