• Will a seasonal affective disorder lamp hurt my eyes if I have a pterygium?


    Question:

    Will a seasonal affective disorder lamp hurt my eyes if I have a pterygium?


    Answer:

    Light therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD, a type of depression that usually occurs during the winter months) typically involves exposure to artificial light on a daily basis. If the artificial light includes ultraviolet wavelengths, then spending a significant amount of time in front of the lamp can cause progression of a pterygium. There are lamps available that do not include ultraviolet light, however, they may not be as effective in treating SAD.


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