The risk of sun related eye problems is higher for people who:
- spend long hours in the sun
- have had cataract surgery* or have certain retina disorders
- are on certain medicines, such as tetracycline, sulfa drugs, birth control pills, diuretics andtranquilizers that increase the eye's sensitivity to light.
*If you have had cataract surgery, you may be more at risk of injury from sunlight unless the artificial lens you received during surgery absorbs UV rays.