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It’s common knowledge that sunlight can damage eyes, but the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays aren’t the only risk to our vision. Medicine cabinets and smartphones may cause trouble too. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, several prescription and over-the-counter medications make your eyes more sensitive to UV light, and thus more vulnerable to cataracts (clouding of the eye’s lens) and cancer (ocular melanoma). Drugs that increase the eye’s susceptibility to sun damage include antibiotics like doxycycline and ciprofloxacin, and psoralens used to treat psoriasis. Certain birth control pills, estrogen medications, acne drugs and diuretics used to treat high blood pressure also m

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