Great article about using intra occular lens(IOL)  implants that protect your eyes from blue light. Blue light and ultra violet light can damage the back of the retina leading to loss of vision. blue light can be found in the sun rays, lighting, iPads, computers and car headlights-MDA
Eur J Ophthalmol. 2014; doi: 10.5301/ejo.5000520. October 1, 2014
Patients with dry age-related macular degeneration may benefit from blue-light filtering intraocular lenses after cataract surgery, according to a study recently published in the European Journal of Ophthalmology.
Pipis and colleagues retrospectively analyzed data that had been collected from patients with AMD from the department of ophthalmology at Klinikum Karlsruhe.
The data included 66 eyes from 40 patients; 27 eyes were treated with a blue-light filter and 39 eyes were treated with a non-blue light filter IOLs.
As noted in the study, the blue filter IOLs were AcrySof SN60WF lenses (Alcon Laboratories) and the non-blue filter IOL came from several manufacturers.
Researchers utilized spectral-domain optical coherence tomography with Cirrus SD-OCT (Carl Zeiss Meditech) as well as the advanced retinal pigment epithelium analysis software tool to monitor patients for 1 year.
Results showed a statistically significant….Read more: http://www.healio.com/optometry/retina-vitreous/news/online/%7B2f084360-e667-413c-9acd-02963d78815a%7D/blue-lightfiltering-iols-effective-as-protection-for-amd-patients-study-shows
 
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