Leila Rafla-Demetrious, M.D. Dr Rafla-Demetrious is a board certified ophthalmologist. She is fellowship-trained in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, a potentially blinding disease. She also sees and treats general ophthalmologic medical and surgical conditions. Dr Rafla-Demetrious performs cataract surgery, as well as other anterior segment procedures. She has been a proud part of the Ophthalmology service at Weill-Cornell Medical Centert at Presbyterian Hospital for over eleven years.
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UV Safety Month: UV Radiation, the Eye, and Sunglass Protection

By Leila Rafla-Demetrious, M.D.
It is quite astounding how little awareness people have of the potential effects of UV damage on the eyes. Not only is it important to be aware of these effects, but also to know how to avoid letting those rays harm our precious eyes. Sunglasses, sunglasses, sunglasses! And choose them not for their eye appeal, but for their power of eye protection.
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