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Safely viewing a solar eclipse

July 24, 2017

A solar eclipse will be visible across North America for 2 to 3 hours on Monday, August 21, 2017. Watching the moon slowly block out the sun is a rare opportunity but should be attempted with caution.
An age-related cataract. Credit: National Eye Institute.

New Research Sheds Light on How UV Rays May Contribute to Cataract

June 3, 2014

A new study offers an explanation for how years of chronic sunlight exposure can increase the risk of cataract, a clouding of the eye lens that typically occurs with aging.