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Ophthalmologists Issue Warning on Sunlight Hazards to Eyes Amidst Soaring Temperatures

March 09, Colombo (LNW):As the nation grapples with an intense heatwave, ophthalmologists are cautioning the public about the potential hazards of sunlight exposure to the human eye. Consultant Eye Surgeon Professor Madhuwanthi Dissanayake, affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Colombo, emphasized the risks associated with direct sunlight, citing potential damage to delicate eye cells that could result in vision-related issues.

Professor Dissanayake highlighted the cumulative nature of such damage over time, underscoring the heightened susceptibility to developing cataracts. The warning comes as a reminder for individuals to take proactive measures to protect their eyes from the harmful effects of prolonged exposure to sunlight, especially during the current period of extreme heat.

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