Blue Light & Age Macular Degeneration

Research has found that a molecule called Alpha-Tocopherol, which is present in the human body and eyes, is a natural antioxidant which stops effected Photoreceptor cells from dying.

Blue Light At The Beach

As we grow older, our immune system becomes less effective. We produce less of this natural antioxidant, subsequently losing the ability to fight against harmful retinal chemical molecules, caused by retina exposure to Blue Light. A significant contribution to deteriorating eye-sight such as Age-related Macular Degeneration.

 

Statistics produced in 2004 by the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare shows that 444,400 Australians aged 55 and over have vision impairment. 51,500 (12%) of the 444,400 have Age-related Macular Degeneration. The total population of Australia in 2004 was 20.13 million.

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