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Measure: Ocular Exposure to Ultraviolet Light   #110800

Definition: Questions to assess adult lifetime ocular ultraviolet light (UV)-B exposure during the middle of the day (10am-4pm) over the northern hemisphere summer months (April-September).

Purpose: Ultraviolet light (UV)-B exposure is a very important environmental exposure in ophthalmology and for other phenotypes. It is particularly important in ophthalmology because UV-B rays can penetrate ocular tissues and directly effect intraocular structures such as the uveal tract and lens.


Keywords: Ocular, Eye, Ultraviolet light, Age-Related Eye Disease Study, AREDS, Sunlight, Sun exposure, Outdoor activity; Work activity; Leisure activity

Measure Release Date: February 26, 2010

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