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UV LIGHT MAY HARM EYES AS WELL AS SKIN, RESEARCH SAYS

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Ultraviolet light not only causes skin damage but it also may harm the eye, says a researcher at Houston's Baylor College of Medicine.

According to Dr. Laurence Rapp, who is studying how ultraviolet light ages eye cells, his research may help doctors treat disorders such as cataracts and macular degeneration, which he describes as "major vision disorders that can be age-related."Rapp is measuring the effects of UV light in the eyes of rats, examining cells in the retinas to evaluate damage and to determine the light's influence on the aging process. He recommends using sunglasses with UV protection.