Meanwhile, the London Opthalmology Centre (LondonOC) is urging people to look after their eyes properly during the heatwave and take a few simple precautions.

Research studies show that the cataract is associated with increasing level of sun exposure, and countries which are hotter, and have more prolonged sun, have higher rates of cataracts compared with the UK.

Here, cataracts are more prevalent in people over the age of 60 but there are anecdotal reports that high rates in younger people are more common in hotter, sunnier climates.

UV Light is also associated with eye cancers, sunburned eyes and growths on or near the eye. Snowblindness can also develop following exposure to harsh reflections off snow, ice sand and water.

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