Many Americans unaware of photosensitivity due to light-colored eyes, common drugs

Many Americans with light-colored eyes and those who take common drugs are unaware they are more vulnerable to UV exposure, which can be a factor in some eye conditions and diseases, according to the results of a poll released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The Harris Poll included 2,000 adults. One-third use medications that can increase photosensitivity, and 49% were unaware that the medications can cause photosensitivity. These drugs include antibiotics with tetracycline or fluoroquinolones, certain birth control and estrogen pills, and certain anti-inflammatory pain relievers, according to a (Read more...)

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