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Excessive exposure to sun causes eye freckles: Study

By Team Pardaphash 
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According to the study, excessive exposure to the sunlight may increase the risk of growing eye freckles or dark spots on the iris of your eyes.

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Researchers said that if you are spending more time under the sun then it can also result in various diseases like cataract or macular degeneration.

The researchers from Medical University of Graz in Austria found that the development of eye freckles correlated with increasing age, lifetime number of sunburns and a history of severe sunburns resulting in blisters.

The results showed that people who have darker colour of eyes are less likely to have eye freckles as compared to the people whose eyes are light coloured.

Researchers say that freckles are most commonly found in the lower outer quadrant (away from nose) of each eye.

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The study concluded that freckles happen because the eyebrow and nose shield the upper and inner quadrants of the eye from the Sun that lowers the risk of developing freckles.

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