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Cecil Scaglione, Editor

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Cataracts Linked to Unfiltered Sun Rays

Unfiltered peripheral sun rays that readily enter the inner eye unless wearing sunglasses with
side shields are concentrated on the lower nasal side of the eyes’ crystalline lens. This is where more than six out of 10 cataracts are located, according to a U.S. Army report.

Even when wearing 100-percent ultraviolet-proof sun lenses, your eyes are still at risk because 10 to 25
percent of the UV sun rays still reach the eyes when wearing total UV-filtering lenses if no top and side protection are provided. Sunglasses with side shields when worn with a wide-brimmed hat afford the best eye protection.

More than six out of 10 adults will develop cataracts during their lifetime. Cataracts are more
prevalent among people who work outdoors and who live in sunny areas, high altitudes and
southern latitudes where UV rays are more intense.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

November 26, 2022 at 2:00 am

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