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Should I protect my eyes from sun exposure while taking antibiotics?

Some antibiotics make your skin, including the skin of your eyelids, more susceptible to sunburn than it usually is. Damage to the lens and perhaps even the retina of your eye can occur with long-term, repeated, unprotected exposure of the eyes to bright sunlight; but this is not made worse by taking antibiotics. No extra protection of your eyes beyond the usual use of ultraviolet-absorbing sunglasses is necessary when you are taking antibiotics.

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