Exposure Microwave radiation and cataract

  • Country:

    USA (United States of America)

  • Age:

    44

  • Gender:

    Female

  • Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye:

    No

  • Did you perform any surgery for the eyes:

    No

  • Do you use any eye drops:

    No

  • Do you wear lenses or glasses:

    No

  • Do you suffer from any diseases in the body:

    No

 

Question

 

 

 

Hi,
 
I found my 9 year old daughter looking into an microwave oven while it was operating.Her face was about ten inches from the window. Upon questioning, she said that she had done so a number of times before. Recently she had a routine eye exam and the doctor said she had a cataract.
 
Is there a connection between the microwave incident and the cataracts?
 
Thanks

 

Answer

 

 

 

Thanks for your question
 
Cataract means opacification of the natural human lens. It has been reported that chronic exposure to low power microwave radiation can affect the transparency of natural lens because these radiations can affect the biological and biochemical functions of lens's epithelial cells which are responsible for keeping the lens clear.
 
Lenses with damaged epithelial cells can form opacification which leads to formation of radiation cataract.
 
Still further studies needed to find the impact of this radiation on human lens.
 
Web Eye Clinic
 



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