09 Aug '18, 6pm

Why blue light is 'toxic' to your eyes

Blue light, typically associated with the screens of our electronic devices, is a known sleep inhibitor, and we've suspected that it's bad for our eyes. And now, thanks to a study published in Scientific Reports , we can confirm that suspicion. This harm could lead to age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the United States. "It's no secret that blue light harms our vision by damaging the eye's retina. Our experiments explain how this happens," Ajith Karunarathne, assistant professor in the University of Toledo's department of chemistry and biochemistry and one of the study's authors, said in a statement. How the damage is done We see thanks to a collection of eye parts that help to gather and send information to the brain. Light passes through the cornea, a clear, dome-like structure over the eye. The cornea bends light and our irises, the color...

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