Ultraviolet Light And Your Eyes | Shinagawa Cataract Blog

Ultraviolet Light And Your Eyes

If you are seeking for a constantly strong, healthy eyes and a clear vision for the majority of your life, you can do something significant to achieve that. A major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation.

Wearing proper eye protection from the sun reduces the risk of several eye diseases and conditions, including cataract, and other ailments caused or worsened by UV exposure.

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Eye Diseases Linked To UV Exposure

UV exposure has been linked to a number of serious eye diseases including macular degeneration and cataracts.

1. Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a condition in which the macula of the eye breaks down, leading to a loss of central vision and is a leading cause of age-related vision loss. Macular degeneration develops over time so a lifetime of exposure to UV can contribute its likelihood.

2. Cataracts

Cataracts occur when the natural lens of the eye becomes clouded, resulting in blurred vision and eventually blindness. The lens is responsible for focusing the light that comes into the eye, allowing clear vision. Cataracts can be treated by a simple surgery to replace the clouded lens with an artificial lens. UV light contributes to certain types of cataracts, which account for about 10% of all cases.

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