Protect yourself from the adverse effects of excessive sun exposure. Many people are unaware of the serious risks associated with sunburn which increases your risk of melanoma, a potentially lethal form of skin cancer. It also greatly increases your risk of other forms of skin cancer including rodent ulcer (basal cell carcinoma), which we are seeing in younger and younger patients. Excessive sun exposure also results in premature aging of the skin, premature cataracts and increases your risk of the development of age-related macular degeneration.
A lower lid basal cell carcinoma (rodent ulcer) in a young patient