Most of the causes of eye cancer are unknown, but still, preventive measures can be taken on same. Some of the preventive measures include limiting the exposure to intense sunlight, covering up with protective clothing and hats, using sunscreen, wearing UV-protected sunglasses outside in strong sunlight, wrapping sunglasses with around 99% to 100% UVA and UVB absorption to provide the best eye protection and the surrounding skin that helps in reducing the risk of developing skin cancers around the eyes.
Prevention of Eye Cancer
Since the causes of most eye cancer are unknown, it is yet not possible to have preventions of eye cancer.
We know there is a connection between sunlight and melanomas of the skin. There are things you can do that could reduce your risk of eye cancer, like limiting the exposure to intense sunlight, covering up with protective clothing and hats, and using sunscreen 1.
The American Cancer Society also suggests wearing UV-protected sunglasses outside in strong sunlight. Wrap-around sunglasses with around 99% to 100% UVA and UVB absorption provide the best eye protection and the surrounding skin. This can help reduce the risk of developing skin cancers around the eyes. The connection between sunlight and eye melanomas is not proven, but some doctors think sunglasses might reduce eye melanoma risk 2.
These are some of the preventions of eye cancer.
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- 2.Ayanniyi A, Jamda A, Badmos K, et al. Awareness and knowledge of ocular cancers in a resource-limited economy. NAJMS. Published online 2010:526-531. doi:10.4297/najms.2010.2526