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Will being out in the bright sunlight without shades after cataract surgery cause damage?

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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

Vast majority of implants have uv blocking material.
It's really just a matter of comfort and glare.

In brief: Not usually

Vast majority of implants have uv blocking material.
It's really just a matter of comfort and glare.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Dr. Ari Weitzner
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on IOL

Depending on the intraocular lens placed, most IOLS have UV protection.
Still sunglasses are recommended to protect macula as light can theoretically pass round lens optic or through a light colored iris. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com

In brief: Depends on IOL

Depending on the intraocular lens placed, most IOLS have UV protection.
Still sunglasses are recommended to protect macula as light can theoretically pass round lens optic or through a light colored iris. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Michael Rizen
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Most modern cataract intraocular lenses have a built in uv filter.

In brief: No

Most modern cataract intraocular lenses have a built in uv filter.
Dr. Michael Rizen
Dr. Michael Rizen
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: No

No. You may be sensitive to light and uncomfortable in bright environments early postop but if you do not wear sunglasses it does not cause any damage.

In brief: No

No. You may be sensitive to light and uncomfortable in bright environments early postop but if you do not wear sunglasses it does not cause any damage.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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