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Can the eyes be affected by sunburn?

Exposure to too much sunlight can cause a condition called corneal keratitis, which is similar to sunburn. As with the skin, the eyes can also develop cancers such as melanoma. Wearing sunglasses that meet Australian Standards can help to protect your eyes.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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