Who is most at risk for eye damage due to sun exposure?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Laura D. Cook, M.D., Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine describes the various eye conditions that can be caused by sun damage including who is most at risk for eye damage due to sun exposure.

    Host: Who is most at risk for eye damage due to sun exposure?

    Dr. Laura D. Cook: Everyone is at risk for sun exposure. It's mostly the same patients who are at risk for skin cancer are the ones at higher risk for ocular complications from sun exposure. Those patients who are fair eyed, fairly complected, of Northern European or Western European descent. However, we recommend that all patients exercise caution with respect to sun exposure.