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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Whilst sun exposure is an excellent source of vitamin D, not taking the necessary protective measures during the summer can have damaging effects on the eyes.
Spending a lot of time under direct sunlight and heat may accelerate the aging process of the eyes and lead to conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
With temperatures reaching as high as 48°C in the UAE, our eyes are at risk of developing corneal burns, also known as photokeratitis. Therefore, it is extremely important to take the necessary precautions while enjoying summer activities in the sun.
Ophthalmologists at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai share six effective ways to protect your eyes during summer.
Wear sunglasses with full UV protection – Increased exposure to UV radiation can damage the macula, a central part of the retina at the back of the eye, which gives us the ability to have the perfect, colored vision. UV radiation may also harm the front part of the eye (cornea and lens) leading to cataracts (clouding of lens), macular degeneration, pterygium (benign growth on the white of the eye) and corneal sunburn, which is painful and might cause temporary vision loss. Thus, medical grade tinted glasses that can block up to 100% of the sun’s UV radiations are essential for protecting your eyes in the summer.
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Dr. Pietie Loubser, Chief Clinical Officer at Mediclinic Middle East, says, “Quality of care for our patients is our top priority and it is for this reason that Mediclinic Middle East created a time-conscious Stroke programme.
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